USC Trojans hopes to extend their PAC-10 reign against the Washington HuskiesSeptember 16, 2009 by Marc Jerbs

Dominance is the fitting word that best describe the USC Trojans. They had dominated the PAC-10 conference for years and have put together the longest run of consecutive conference title in College Football.

On Saturday, the Trojans visits the Huskies for their second consecutive road game for the season. They are coming off an impressive come from behind win against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Freshman QB Matt Barkley and superb tailback Joe McKnight help the marched the Trojans downfield to set up Stafon Johnson for a 2-yard touchdown run. Many still believed that a freshman QB will have a hard time leading the rest of the Trojans. But QB Barkley showed tremendous poise and leadership in the waning minutes against the Buckeyes.

On the other hand, the Huskies are the perennial bottom dweller in the PAC-10. They have not thrived very well in this conference. This season, they expect to improve a lot in their conference with 1st year coach Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Nick Holt. Both are former Trojans employee that honed their skill under the tutelage of USC coach Pete Carroll. The hiring of both Sarkisian and Holt has uplifted the loyal Huskies fans to see a huge turnaround this season.

Will the Huskies score a monumental upset against the Trojans? How will bruised QB Matt Barkley affect his play this Saturday? These are the questions that linger for college football fans. To spice it up, the Trojans are still the overwhelming favorite to beat the Huskies according to the sports handicappers.