Trojans horse around with Cougars

It was a cold, wet and foggy afternoon in Pullman as the USC Trojans rolled into town and thumped the Cougars 44-17. The low light of the game was when  WSU Quarterback Conner Halliday was knocked out of the game with a broken leg that ended his senior season. Halliday was currently the nation’s passing yardage leader. Sad to see his college career end this way. It was also the first trip back to the state of Washington for USC head coach Steve Sarkisian who left the Washington Huskies to take the job with the Trojans.

Adoree' Jackson gets the Trojans started with this kick return.
Adoree’ Jackson gets the Trojans started with this kick return.
Connor Halliday dumps a pass over the Trojan defense.
Connor Halliday dumps a pass over the Trojan defense.
Cougar defenders converge on Nelson Agholor near the goal line.
Cougar defenders converge on Nelson Agholor near the goal line.
JuJu Smith takes this pass in for the score.
JuJu Smith takes this pass in for the score.
Connor Halliday lets out a loud scream of pain after getting his leg broken and ending his season.
Connor Halliday lets out a loud scream of pain after getting his leg broken and ending his season.
Head Coach Mike Leach and the trainers attend to Halliday.
Head Coach Mike Leach and the trainers attend to Halliday.
Connor Halliday gets loaded onto the cart and taken off the field.
Connor Halliday gets loaded onto the cart and taken off the field.
Backup QB Luke Falk stepped in to the starting duties with the injury to Halliday.
Backup QB Luke Falk stepped in to the starting duties with the injury to Halliday.
USC Quarterback Cody Kessler scrambles away under heavy pressure.
USC Quarterback Cody Kessler scrambles away under heavy pressure.
Justin Davis looks for a hole.
Justin Davis looks for a hole.
Jamal Morrow gets sandwiched by two Trojans.
Jamal Morrow gets sandwiched by two Trojans.
Javorius Allen plows over the defender.
Javorius Allen plows over the defender.
Nelson Agholor hauls in a pass under tight coverage.
Nelson Agholor hauls in a pass under tight coverage.
Kevin Seymour celebrates after a play.
Kevin Seymour celebrates after a play.
Cody Kessler unloads a pass.
Cody Kessler unloads a pass.
Kevin Seymour and Adoree' Jackson sky high in celebration after a stop.
Kevin Seymour and Adoree’ Jackson sky high in celebration after a stop.
Kessler scrambles away from the Cougars rush.
Kessler scrambles away from the Cougars rush.
Nelson Agholor with yards after the catch.
Nelson Agholor with yards after the catch.
JuJu Smith brings in this TD pass with tight coverage. I mean really tight, Kevin Griffin's hand is in his mouth.
JuJu Smith brings in this TD pass with tight coverage. I mean really tight, Kevin Griffin’s hand is in his mouth.
Dom Williams heads up field for yardage after the catch.
Dom Williams heads up field for yardage after the catch.
John Plattenburg takes down Robert Lewis after a catch.
John Plattenburg takes down Robert Lewis after a catch.
Rain sprays off the helmet of Javourius Allen on this hit.
Rain sprays off the helmet of Javourius Allen on this hit.
A trio of Cougars put a stop to this run.
A trio of Cougars put a stop to this run.
Leon McQuay goes up high for this interception.
Leon McQuay goes up high for this interception.
Luke Falk gets ready to start the second half.
Luke Falk gets ready to start the second half.
Vince Mayle stiff arms Leon McQuay.
Vince Mayle stiff arms Leon McQuay.
Theron West tip toes the sideline just out of the reach of Anthony Sarao.
Theron West tip toes the sideline just out of the reach of Anthony Sarao.
Cody Kessler sets up to pass.
Cody Kessler sets up to pass.
USC's George Farmer gets interfered with in the end zone on this play.
USC’s George Farmer gets interfered with in the end zone on this play.
Adoree' Jackson knocks away a pass intended for Vince Mayle in the end zone.
Adoree’ Jackson knocks away a pass intended for Vince Mayle in the end zone.
Adoree' Jackson knocks away a pass intended for Isiah Meyers in the end zone.
Adoree’ Jackson knocks away a pass intended for Isiah Meyers in the end zone.
Justin Davis jumps through the defense as the fog gets thick near the end of the game.
Justin Davis jumps through the defense as the fog gets thick near the end of the game.
A victorious Steve Coach Sark after the game.
A victorious Steve Coach Sark after the game.
The Trojans sing the fight song with their fans in the corner of the stadium.
The Trojans sing the fight song with their fans in the corner of the stadium.
Nothing special about this shot, I just liked the fog made the shot look.
Nothing special about this shot, I just liked the fog made the shot look.

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.