SEATTLE, WA -- There's a-gonna be some drinking tonight.
USC, the mighty Trojans, have lost to the Washington Huskies in what is the first conference game for both teams.
Jake Locker led the Huskies on a drive near the end of the fourth quarter which saw the likes of a 3rd & 15 for a field goal that gave the Huskies the 16-13 victory. It was the first conference win for the Huskies since November of '07.
This leaves us to wondering: How will the Huskies fare? Will they make the Holiday Bowl or, heck, maybe even the Rose Bowl? Nothing is out of the realm of possibility once you've gotten away from your toughest game of the season with a win.
That isn't to say that the Huskies are going to roll through the rest of their schedule. They still have Califonia and Oregon to deal with, as well as an away game against the Fightin' Irish (who are overrated, IMHO).
But this win made a statement that not even an end-of-season bowl win could have made. This win marked the true start of the Sarkisian era. This win showed the nation that the Dawgs aren't that team that people schedule as an automatic win that looks semi-good on their SOS (since they are a BCS team, after all). They're contenders.
And they honestly can't get worse. In another year the Huskies will have star recruit Nick Montana. He'll replace Jake Locker quite nicely, and giving him a year to get the strategy down while Jake starts is a great thing for everyone involved.
So really, the Huskies have to ask themselves where they want to go from here, and go out every day and perform to that level. I know where all the Dawg fans want to see them. It rhymes with toes mole.