|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAAFOn Saturday night, one of the biggest games of the college football season will be played as the No. 4 Oregon Ducks travel to USC to face the No. 17 Trojans. Gametime is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET in Los Angeles Coliseum, and you can watch all of the action on FOX.
Oregon comes into this game off of a dominating performance against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Ducks were up 56-0 at halftime and cruised to a 70-14 victory. Oregon tallied 30 first downs, and held a 617-245 edge in offensive yards. That included a 192-95 edge in passing yards, and a 425-150 edge in rushing yards. In the first half of their last two games, the Ducks have held a 99-7 edge in points. They are on a 20-1 SU run.
USC is coming off of an upset loss to the Arizona Wildcats, 39-36. USC was up 28-13 in the third quarter, then gave up four straight touchdowns to the Cats to fall behind 39-28. A touchdown in the final 4:40 narrowed the gap, but it wasn't enough for the Trojans. Five turnovers, including 2 interceptions, as well as 13 penalties, cost USC the game. With this loss, the Trojans' hopes of the national title have all but disappeared. On the positive side, USC holds a 126-25 point edge in home games.
This series has featured high scores in each of the last four games. The winning scores in those games have been 44, 47, 53, and 38 points. Oregon is 3-1 ATS lately, and 6-2 ATS on the road. USC is 2-5 ATS recently, but 6-3 ATS in this series. They are 4-1 ATS at home.
The last time these two teams met, in 2011, Oregon was a 15 point favorite. In that one, the Trojans pulled off the upset, winning 38-35. In a 2010 matchup, the Ducks won 53-32 in a game in which they were 6 point favorites. In 2009, Oregon pulled off the upset, winning 47-20, after USC was favored by 3 points. In 2008, USC won 44-10, as 16 point favorites.
For this Saturday's game, the Ducks are listed as 7 ½ point road favorites from Bet Royal Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 70 points.
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