The Huskies received the game's opening kickoff but failed to record a single first down until their foruth possession of the game late in the first quarter. Quarterback Keith Price has only 44 passing yards on 6-of-7 passing.
USC, meanwhile, had no trouble getting on the board. Quarterback Matt Barkley found receivers for big gains early and the Trojans managed to march down the field for a score on their second possession. Barkley ran in a one-yard score to give the Trojans a 7-0 advantage with 5:40 left in the period. Barkely has 85 passing yards on 5-of-7 passing.
Through one quarter, the Trojans have outplayed the Huskies. Washington is showing signs of life, however. The Huskies have moved the chains and are marching down the field at the start of the second quarter. They begin the second period at USC's 36-yard line.