WSU set to take on No. 5 USC in Pullman rivalry game

KREM 2's Evan Closky and Darnay Tripp are at Martin Stadium before the huge matchup between USC and WSU.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will take on the University of Southern California Trojans at Martin Stadium Friday night.

The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Over the years, WSU has played  USC 72 times . Of those match ups, WSU has only won four times, tied nine times and lost 59 games. Of those 72 games, the Cougs have gone 14-3-2 in Pullman against the Trojans.

There has not been much success for WSU against any USC teams, and even less against top five USC teams. The Cougs have not won a single game against USC when USC is ranked in the top five in the country.

Staying with the trend of Cougs against top five teams, the last time the won a game against a top five opponent was in 1992 against the University of Washington.

Mike Leach has been more successful against USC than most other WSU coaches, he is 1-1 in his two matchups against the Trojans. The Cougs beat USC 10-7 in 2013 but lost 44-17 to the Trojans in 2014.

Two of the premiere quarterbacks in the country are trying to lead their team to victory in one of the best Pac-12 matchups of the year. Sam Darnold for USC and Luke Falk for WSU can put up video game numbers in this matchup so the defenses will be the deciding factor in this game.

KREM 2 will have a pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. online and on Facebook!

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