=== Washington State edges USC ===
 
 Los  Angeles,  CA (Sports Network)  - Andrew  Furney's 41-yard field goal with
 3:03  remaining vaulted Washington State past No. 25 Southern California, 10-7
 on Saturday.
 
 Damante  Horton  returned an interception 70  yards for a touchdown to provide
 Washington State with its lone touchdown.
 
 Connor  Halliday completed 26-of-38 passes for 215 yards and two interceptions
 and Kristoff Williams caught six passes for 56 yards for the Cougars (1-1, 1-0
 Pac-12), who fell to Auburn, 31-24, last week.
 
 "Both  sides  were dominating  up front,  and it  was hard  to scratch and eke
 something out," Cougars head coach Mike Leach said.
 
 USC's  quarterback  controversy continued on  Saturday with Cody Kessler under
 center in the first half and Max Wittek taking over in the second half.
 
 Kessler  was  a  dreadful  8-for-13  for 41  yards  and  an  interception  and
 Wittek  finished 3-for-8  with a  crucial interception  on the  Trojans' final
 possession.
 
 "It  takes  time. We don't have  (Matt) Barkley any more. New quarterbacks are
 coming  in," USC  wide receiver  Marqise Lee,  who tallied  just 27  receiving
 yards, said.
 
 Once  again, the  USC defense  was stellar,  limiting the  Cougars offense  to
 three points on just 222 total yards.
 
 The Trojans (1-1, 0-1) will host Boston College on Sept. 14.
 
 USC  scored on its first possession of the second quarter. George Uko forced a
 Halliday  fumble  on the Washington State  36 and Devon Kennard returned it to
 the Cougars' 22-yard line.
 
 After Tre Madden was tackled one-yard shy of a first down on 3rd-and-long, the
 shifty  running back  picked  six yards  on  fourth  to put  the  ball on  the
 Washington  State 7-yard  line. Justin  Davis was  then stopped  after picking
 up  three yards before Kessler broke the plane from four yards out to give USC
 the lead.
 
 Later in the first half, Horton picked off Kessler and returned it 70 yards to
 tie the game with 27 seconds left.
 
 The Trojans marched 60 yards down the field on their opening possession of the
 second  half,  but came up  empty as Andre Heidari  had his 32-yard field goal
 attempt blocked.
 
 USC  had a  chance to take the lead  once again and Heidari lined up for a 43-
 yard field but pushed it left.
 
 After the teams traded empty possessions, the Cougars finally took the lead.
 
 Halliday  found Dom Williams down the left side line for a 50-yard gain to put
 the  ball  on the USC 29,  and after Kristoff  Williams was stopped short of a
 first down, Andrew Furney drilled a 41-yarder to put WSU on top.
 
 On  the  ensuing drive, a  pass interference penalty gave  USC a first down at
 its  own  27. Madden  then gained  five yards with  a rush  up the middle, but
 Wittek  was picked  off on  the next  play, all  but sealing  the win  for the
 Cougars.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 This was the first meeting between the schools since 2010 ... Washington State
 is  13-57 all-time  against USC ... USC was without injured running back Silas
 Redd,  who is recovering from offseason knee surgery ... Madden rushed for 150
 yards  on  32 carries.
 
 09/08 03:50:11 ET