Redd, defense leads No. 11 USC past Huskies 24-14

Redd, defense leads No. 11 USC past Huskies 24-14
October 13, 2012, 10:26 pm
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Southern California's Anthony Brown, left, picks up the ball after blocking a punt by Washington's Travis Coons (46), before running it in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


SEATTLE (AP) Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown in the first half, Jawanza Starling forced and recovered Keith Price's fumble inside the USC 5-yard line in the fourth quarter, and the No. 11 Trojans overcame offensive inconsistency for a 24-14 win over Washington on Saturday night.

Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Matt Barkley added an 18-yard TD pass to Xavier Grimble as the Trojans continued rebuilding their resume following last month's loss to Stanford that appeared to end their national championship hopes.

The Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were held scoreless in the second half and got needed help from a defense that sacked Price five times and forced four turnovers to give USC its third straight win.