SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Southern California came away frustrated from its latest loss but coach Steve Sarkisian expects his players to display their resilience come Saturday's matchup with Washington State.
Southern California (5-3, 4-2 Pac-12) is one win away from postseason eligibility heading to Washington State (2-6, 1-4). And while the Cougars have struggled all season, Sarkisian doesn't expect an easy outing in Pullman.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, the nation's passing leader, leads a high-powered offense that nevertheless sputtered early last week on the way to a 59-37 loss to No. 14 Arizona.
The Cougars want to ensure they don't suffer another early breakdown.