Sept. 14, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - The first of five classic Washington State football games from the past 15 years will be rebroadcast this Thursday on FSN Northwest's new program, FSN Classics. The broadcast, airing Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m., features WSU's 2002, 30-27, overtime win against USC in Pullman.
The Cougars entered the game with a 4-1 record, having defeated California 48-38 a week earlier in their Pac-10 opener. Against the Trojans, WSU amassed 516 yards of total offense and held a 24-14 lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the contest. Two Trojan touchdowns in a four-minute span, the second a 55-yard strike from eventual Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer to Mike Williams, put USC in the lead 27-24, with 4:10 to play.
The Cougars tied the game with 1:50 remaining as Drew Dunning connected for a 35-yard field goal to force overtime. I the extra period, Dunning hit his third field goal of the afternoon, once again from 35 yards, to lift the Cougars over USC, 30-27. The victory was the third of a seven-game WSU winning streak and marked the only conference loss for the Trojans that season.
The weekly show on Thursday nights features the most unforgettable games in Northwest sports. Beginning Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the first 11 weeks of the program will feature a selection of the region's best collegiate football games on record.
With FSN Classics, the network is providing viewers the opportunity to re-live the most memorable gridiron moments for the Huskies, Cougars, Beavers and Ducks over the past 15 years.