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Steve Sarkisian felt better last time Trojans lost on final play

Steve Sarkisian felt better last time Trojans lost on final play
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian watches the Trojans warm up before their game against Arizona State on Saturday at the Coliseum. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

USC's loss to Arizona State on a Hail Mary pass was not the first time that Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian saw USC lose on a play as time expired during regulation play.

Sarkisian was Washington's coach in 2010 when the Huskies defeated the Trojans, 32-31, at the Coliseum on a last-second field goal.

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It was the first of two consecutive Trojans losses on the final play.

Stanford beat the Trojans the next week on a last-second field goal.

Before Saturday night's 38-34 defeat, USC had not lost a game on a pass as time expired since 2000, when Stanford quarterback Chris Lewis passed for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Cardinal a 32-30 victory at Palo Alto.

USC plays Arizona on Saturday.

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