Found September 11, 2013 on Football Nation:
The fans at USC were booing on Saturday night. The shocking part of the story is they were booing their own team and coach Lane Kiffin. Washington State head Coach Mike Leach was hired for one purpose, to get to a bowl game, and he has started down the right path.Washington State (1-1) defeated 25th ranked USC (1-1) by a score of 10-7. The Cougars were 15 point underdogs in the game, but that didn't faze them a bit as their defense took it to the Trojans.What Leach has done was considered unthinkable a few short weeks ago, knocking off USC at home. The victory is WSU's second in their last three games, with a victory over in-state rival Washington to end last season and the lone loss being against SEC opponent Auburn.After a dissapointing 24-31 opening day loss at Auburn, many wondered how the Cougars would respond in Los Angeles against perenial Pac-12 power USC. After all, the Cougars haven't defeated USC in football since 2002, and out of 71 games, the Cougars ...

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