USC football: Nick Perry setting the pace for quarterback sacks
Saturday night’s 27-6 victory over Washington State as the Pacific 10 Conference sack leader.
And Perry got two more to increase his total to six.
Not bad for a redshirt freshman who has yet to start a game for the Trojans.
Asked to explain the secret for his success, Perry said, “I can’t really say -- it’s just a feeling when I get out there. Once I get in the zone, it’s like me against the quarterback.”
The Trojans had eight sacks against Washington State.
Linebacker Michael Morgan had 2 ½ sacks; ends Malik Jackson and Everson Griffen one each. Cornerback Kevin Thomas had one and defensive tackle Christian Tupou was credited with half a sack.
Freshman end Devon Kennard forced and recovered a fumble and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey also recovered a fumble.
-- Gary Klein
Photo: USC's Nick Perry fights his way past San Jose State's Steve Lightsy in the season opener. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.