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USC vs. Washington preview: Trojans look to attack Keith Price, withstand rain

The USC Trojans travel to Washington to face the Huskies on Saturday with Lane Kiffin looking to even his head-to-head record with Steve Sarkisian at 2-2.

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The USC Trojans have lost two of their last three games against the Washington Huskies, but they will look to win their second straight against Washington on Saturday.

After losing back-to-back games on last-second field goals, the Trojans knocked off Washington 40-17 last season. They will travel to Seattle to face the Huskies at CenturyLink Field on Saturday in a game which could be impacted by the weather. The weather forecast predicts rain in Seattle on Saturday, but Conquest Chronicles thinks wet conditions may actually be an advantage for the Trojans.

But on field turf, a quick passing offense can dominate in the rain because receivers get better footing than defenders because they know where and when they are going to cut. CenturyLink has field turf. Advantage Trojans.

Defensively, the Trojans should have an advantage in the trenches as the Huskies have suffered several injuries during the offensive line. Washington has struggled to protect quarterback Keith Price this season, a trend the Trojans will try to continue.

The Huskies have tried several different combinations, but the only consistency they've seen has been pressure on Price.

The USC defense harassed Price last season, and if they are able to do the same on Saturday, the Trojans could be on their way to a 5-1 start.