Here are five key numbers from USC’s 38-13 win over Washington State:


That’s how many yards USC held Washington State below its previous average rushing total on Sunday, limiting the Cougars to 73 yards on the ground. Of course, on the flip side …


This was USC’s rushing average on 20 carries. Even if you take out the 20 yards lost on three sacks of Kedon Slovis, that only elevates USC’s average to 1.5 yards per carry.


That’s how many completions QB Kedon Slovis threw in a row at one point in the game. It’s a good encapsulation of the efficiency level that Slovis was working on during the first half as he tied a USC record with five touchdown passes in a half and only threw one incomplete pass.


That was USC’s conversion rate on third down against the Cougars, gaining enough for a first down on six of 11 attempts. This had been an area of concern for USC through its first three games, but the Trojans got the job done against WSU.


That’s how many yards WR Drake London average per reception. The sophomore was elusive on Sunday, lowering his body after making catches to make it difficult for the Cougars to bring him down.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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