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Four burning questions: Oregon


No. 18 USC (8-2, 5-2) travels to Eugene on Saturday as a 15.5-point underdog to face the No. 4 Oregon Ducks (9-1, 7-0). According to Michael Lev of the Orange County Register, the Trojans have not been this big of an underdog since 1998 when they traveled to Florida State. In addition the forecast calls […]

Trojans could get last laugh in Oregon


Elite college football programs show unwavering class and respect in defeat and victory. For Oregon, most of its players are doing their part. In fact, all but one of Oregon’s players appear to carry themselves with an elegance appropriate for a team that has a shot to play in consecutive BCS national championship games. But […]

Practice notes: Wednesday


· Various players were in yellow-no-contact jerseys, including redshirt freshmen linebackers Dion Bailey and Hayes Pullard, as well as senior tailback Marc Tyler. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods participated briefly but did not practice the rest of the day, putting his availability for Saturday in jeopardy. · The defense placed an emphasis on conditioning today […]

Behind enemy lines: Oregon


After exacting revenge on Washington, a team that beat them each of the last two years, the USC Trojans will head north in search of similar success against the high-powered No. 4 Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have quite a few eye opening statistics. First off, Oregon ranks 5th nationally in rush yards per game with 291.80. The Ducks […]

Game rewind: Washington


The Set Up: USC returned home after rebounding nicely from a demoralizing 56-48 triple-overtime loss to then-No.4 Stanford with a resounding 42-17 thumping of newest Pac-12 member Colorado. Matt Barkley set a school record with 6 touchdown passes, and the Trojans cruised despite the chilly weather in Boulder. USC hoped to beat Washington after losing to […]