Time to select the score. I’ll start off things: USC 31, Oregon 28.
Tomorrow’s forecast for Eugene is showers with a high of 58 degrees. However the night forecast says there will be a “slight chance of showers.”
Pete Carroll did an interview with XX Sports Radio in San Diego this week and discussed Mark Sanchez eating a hot on the sidelines.
“We work on a lot of stuff when we’re here in the program try to get your act together so you can perform, play your best, represent and all that stuff, but I never covered the hot dog on the sideline thing and that’s my fault.
“I don’t know how that slipped by me. You can eat a lot of stuff on the sidelines, but when you eat a hot dog you never forget about it.”
Safety Taylor Mays currently leads USC with 49 tackles.
“It’s nice to make tackles but I need to keep people out of the end zone. Some of it falls on me. Some doesn’t.”
Casey Matthews, the younger brother of Clay Matthews, leads Oregon in tackles with 44. Pete Carroll said earlier in the week he did not offer him a scholarship. But Matthews was also not interested in USC. Remember three years, his older brother was not playing much for the Trojans. And Casey Matthews wanted to go somewhere where he would play.
The Ducks also feature DE Kenny Rowe, the brother of former USC safety Alfred Rowe. Kenny Rowe leads Oregon with seven sacks.
Former USC wide receiver Jamere Holland’s caught seven passes for 105 yards and carried once for three yards for Oregon this season.
The SEC’s athletic directors voted unanimously that violations of the rule that “requires that coaches, assistant coaches, players, support personnel and others associated with the institution’s athletics program refrain from public criticism of officials,” be enforced by suspensions and fines, effective immediately.
USC’s defensive stats changed significantly in the past two games.
First 5 games
Points allowed 8.6
Passing yards 173.8
Rushing yards 64.8
Past 2 games
Points allowed 31.5
Passing yards 307
Rushing yards 117.5
Defensive tackle Christian Tupou regained his starting job for the Oregon game.
USC’s defense is under scrutiny as the Trojans face Oregon on Saturday.