Friday, September 25, 2009

Injured Cougs Face an Angry USC

The Cougs, coming off a win against Southern Methodist University last week, will play the No. 12 USC Trojans tomorrow in Los Angeles.
After a devastating 16-13 loss against an unranked University of Washington last Saturday, USC is not likely to show any mercy against the 1-2 Cougars. The Trojans were without freshman quarterback Matt Barkley and senior safety Taylor Mays in the game against UW, which ultimately lead to their defeat.

The Cougs do not have luck on their side, as they have been hampered by injuries all season. Starting running back James Montgomery is out for the season after suffering a leg injury last week against SMU. Starting right guard B.J. Guerra will be out for 4-6 weeks, starting left guard Zack Williams for at least another week, and starting defensive end Kevin Kooyman may be out for two more weeks.

On the Trojan side, Barkley, who was out with a shoulder injury, has been named the starting QB for the game tomorrow. The decision about Mays, however, has yet to be made.

Redshirt sophomore Marshall Lobbestael will be the starting quarterback for WSU, but true freshman Jeff Tuel may rotate in and make his college debut against the Trojans.

Although WSU has a bit of momentum after their win against SMU, they're facing an angry Trojans team on the road. The Cougs have a 8-56-4 all-time record against USC. Unless they get a miracle handed to them, the Cougars are likely to drop to 1-3 (0-2 Pac-10).

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