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No. 17 USC falls to No. 4 Oregon at the Coliseum


On the game’s sixth play, Marcus Mariota, Oregon’s first-year starter at quarterback, took the snap, paced back not more than two steps and floated a pass almost effortlessly about 20 yards over the middle of the field. The ball landed in the hands of a wide open De’Anthony Thomas for a touchdown. An announced sellout […]

Don’t give up on the Trojans quite yet


Something important got lost in all the disappointment and frustration and anger after USC’s loss in Arizona last week. BCS national title hopes dashed; flights to Miami unbooked. People more or less said the season was over. But it’s not: USC still controls its own destiny to the Rose Bowl. Yes, the Rose Bowl. The […]

Game rewind: Oregon


The set up: Does it even need to be explained? The Ducks were ranked 4th in the BCS. They were fresh off a dominating 53-30 victory over Stanford in Palo Alto. A win would clinch them the Pac-12 North title. They were staring at an outside shot at a national championship berth. The Trojans hadn’t […]

Duck hunting


Freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee streaks for USC’s first touchdown Saturday night in Eugene, Ore., at Auzen Stadium. Lee finished with 187 receiving yards and a touchdown. USC beat the Ducks 38-35 after holding a 24-point lead late in the second half. Read more about the game on page 12.