Huskies and Cougars will square off on the day after Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m.
Huskies to play two games in less than one week for first time since 1944.
Game will air live to a national audience on ESPN.
Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian bulls through staff chances to sign 25 in a heralded class - and is left worn out by how social media has affected recruiting and those being recruited.
Huskies have beaten Trojans two seasons in a row - both on last-second field goals.
2012: Saw first game action of the 2012 season during the Portland State game ... played in three games.
2011: Played in two games for the Huskies (EWU and Colorado), but season ended early due to a injury that required surgery ... made one tackle vs. Eastern Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-CIF San Joaquin Section as a senior ... also named first-team All-Metro (Sacramento Bee), first-team All-Delta Valley Conference, and first-team All-NorCal by NorCalPreps.com ... also first-team all-state by rivals.com (SectionSports.com) and All-Northern California first-team by GoldenStatePreps.com ... third-team all-state by ESPN.com ... recorded 109 tackles as a senior at Grant ... played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... led the Pacers to a 13-1 overall record ... team advances to the championship game of the CIF San Joaquin Section Division II playoffs his senior year ... helped lead team to a 12-1 record as a junior, when he recorded 111 tackles for the season ... also named first-team All-Metro as a junior ... a PrepStar All-American ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" list of top recruits in the West ... rated the No. 135 overall recruit (all positions) and No. 9 safety in the country by rivals.com, which also named him the No. 15 prospect in California ... listed as the No. 257 overall prospect and No. 22 safety in the nation by scout.com ... rated as the No. 68 outside linebacker prospect in the country by ESPN.com ... played for coach Mike Alberghini.
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