College Sports

Video: Matt Leinart says USC must force Jake Browning to throw


Led by Chris Petersen, Washington (2-2, 0-1 Pacific-12 Conference) visits the No. 17 Trojans (3-1, 1-1) for a rare Thursday night game at the Coliseum (6 p.m., ESPN).

Washington freshman quarterback Jake Browning of Folsom opened his college career with a 150-yard performance at Boise State last month. He hasn’t played on the road since, and the Coliseum is a formidable challenge for any quarterback.

Petersen acknowledges that his young quarterback is still learning.

“We’re trying to get him more reps, really, because he hasn’t had a whole lot,” Petersen said. “It’s that fine balance between flooding him, overloading him, and still being able to scheme things how we’d like to.”

Pac-12 Networks analyst and former USC quarterback Matt Leinart says the Trojans must make Washington one-dimensional by forcing Browning to throw, citing his struggles last week against Cal.

Watch the full analysis by Leinart and others below.