BY Todd Dybas 11:09PM 10/01/2010

The predictions: Washington at USC

The shine is off for the would-be upstart Huskies according to this week’s roundup of picks.

A week after being flattened by Nebraska tight end Mike McNeill and Nebraska, Washington and safety Nate Williams look to rebound in Los Angeles. (Drew Sellers/Sports Press Northwest)

Figured out these Huskies yet? Washington heads into the weekend at 1-2 to deal with 18th-ranked USC in the Coliseum. Well, coo coo ca choo Mrs. Robinson.

Here’s our weekly roundup of predictions. As you can see, the Huskies bandwagon has plenty of availability:

Ted Miller of has USC winning 38-27. says 38-24 USC.

Five writers at pick USC.

Ben Kercheval of says Trojans 34-13.

Art Thiel (3-0 straight up, 2-1 against the spread)
Loss last year in Seattle eats at Trojans like Clorox syrup. It’s also not a good sign when a fifth-year senior quarterback has to spend his bye week working on foot-placement fundamentals that usually are mastered in junior high dance class. USC 38, Washington 17

Seth Kolloen (1-2, 0-3)
In an attempt to match USC’s sideline Hollywood star power, Coach Sark gets Franklin grad Kenny G to stand on the Husky sideline. On a late fourth-quarter Trojan passing attempt, G is overwhelmed by his passion for Husky football, runs on the field and sacks Matt Barkley. The sideline infraction propels USC to a winning TD drive. USC 34, Washington 31.

Todd Dybas (1-2, 0-3)
The Huskies have not done numerous things folks (me) expected them to do. That will change on Saturday because I don’t think their lines or psyche can handle the Trojans. USC 38, Washington 27


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