“Of course, that’s something you dream about,” Danelo said. “That’s why I’m on the team, to kick. I’m excited to go out there and do whatever I can to help the team.” USC has had to post second-half come-from-behind victories two of the last three games, but there might not be another pressure- packed situation with the game on the line anymore. No team has had USC so close to losing and Washington (1-5) isn’t expected to pose such a test, even if the game is in Seattle. LOS ANGELES — Kicker Mario Danelo didn’t have the chance to be the hero in USC’s last-second win over Notre Dame last weekend but that doesn’t mean Danelo wouldn’t have welcomed the opportunity. Danelo hasn’t had much work in games with just three field goal attempts. While he’s not complaining about his workload, he wouldn’t have shied away had his number been called in South Bend. He probably would have been the starting quarterback had Leinart opted to turn pro after his junior season, but Leinart stayed. While Booty would love to play, he understands the situation. “It’s hard because you’re a competitor and you want to see yourself out there, especially with the guys you came in with in your class,” Booty said. “But at quarterback, it’s hard to play right away at a big-time university like ‘SC. I’ve just got to be patient and wait for my time.” Last year, Booty redshirted after bruising his right elbow in fall camp. Washington expects a sellout crowd of 72,500 at Husky Stadium. That would be the third-smallest crowd USC has played in front of this season. Hawaii had 50,000 and Arizona State 71,706. … Among the reasons fullback David Kirtman looks forward to returning to his home state, where he lived from sixth grade until college, is “clean air.” Jill Painter can be reached at (818) 713-3615. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week USC has such a high-powered offense that drives rarely stall; or when they do, the Trojans aren’t in field-goal range. Danelo isn’t at all concerned about staying sharp. “I’ve kicked a lot of PATs and PATs are the same as kicking field goals,” Danelo said. “You’re out there. I’m not worried about it.” If USC gets a big lead today over Washington, which is 0-3 in the Pac-10 Conference, backup quarterback John David Booty could finally see extensive playing time again. “We’ve been fortunate around here (winning) and I’ve already got to play more this year than I have the last two years,” Booty said. “I’m happy with the way it’s going and I’ll just continue to get better every practice.” Booty, a sophomore, has played in five games but obviously didn’t get in last week against Notre Dame since quarterback Matt Leinart had to go to the distance. Booty has completed nine of 17 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns.