Oregon State Opened As 2-Point Favorite Over USC

That’s what the first line was but it is already 4.5 points on the VegasInsider consensus. The Wynn Hotel line is 3.5 points.

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  • steveg

    And that means? What about the venerable gold sheit.

    • USConqueror1

      ???

    • Ben Factor

      I like that, Steve. “Venerable”…about some gambling rag.

      Are we supposed to be surprised that OSU is favored? Two weeks, two touchdowns. Oregon State is 6-2, and the game is in Corvallis in November.

  • ThaiMex

    Means you knuckleheads are gonna get whupped. Limbo U…there’s only one way to go…LOWER!
    fit UN!

    • realtrojan

      You are THE LOWEST, ain’t that right, a perennial loser?

    • TrojanFamily

      Thus spake Summer’s Eve

    • Joe Blow

      How’s that Oregon loss feeling? We BEAT Oregon at Autzen.

      • Stu Azole

        Haha, living in the sat…again! How does loss to Wazzu feel – this year?

        • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

          Sort of like 50-0. Ate CLAP **gina boy.

        • Joe Blow

          We’d have done it again…but we don’t play them. Hahahaha. Go Ducks.

    • TrojanFan

      Go put your fucing head back in the ground. We could all use the break.

      Did you hear about my new 9mm?(hint hint)

  • Golden Trojan

    OSU should be favored by 10+ They have both an offense and a defense unlike ND and Utah. An SC win Friday will be a big upset.

    • Cheap seats

      The same OSU that was losing by 2 scores late in the 4th QTR against San Diego State? It took an absolute gift from the freshman QB of SDSU for OSU to win. All SDSU had to do was run the ball and time expires.

      This is anyone’s game. They’re better than Notre Dame, but hardly world beaters.

      • Ben Factor

        OSU should certainly be favored, and more so because they’re at home. They looked pretty tough against Stanford.

        The refs allowed a lot of uncalled pass interference by OSU. If I were Orgeron, I’d make a tape and complain to the Pac-12 office right now, to try to preempt that nonsense. USC should be very concerned that their advantage in skilled players will be neutralized.

        • Trojan Hoarse

          Since this game will be nationally televised on ESPN2, I would hope that the Pac-12 (specifically, Larry Scott) would want to clean up their well deserved reputation for being incompetent (see Wisconsin-ASU)… they have managed to “hide” the poor performances of these referee’s as many of the games are on TV very late for the east coast audience……

        • gotroy22

          The grabbing of the Stanford receivers was blatant.

    • rusoviet

      Ummm aside from it being a season opening game mind explaining how OR St. dropped that game to that Big Sky powerhouse Eastern WA?

      • gotroy22

        How did we lose to Wazoo at home?

        • TrojanFan

          There was a guy name Lame Kiffin that once coached at USC!

  • Cheap seats

    In other news, anyone see that interception Barkley threw?

    Receiver was open, but call was horribly under thrown. I’d have to suspect the shoulder is still not 100%. I’ve seen MB throw tons of beautiful bombs in his years with us (including the in-your-face to run up the score vs. UCLA) and haven’t seen him heave a nice one in a while.

    • USConqueror1

      Barkley cant throw downfield…everyone knows that. Cue the Geico song.

      Bur-DUH!!

      • Cheap seats

        He can’t?? Play the highlights from the 50-0 game…or the Oregon loss last year…or his game against Colorado last year.. or…

        you get the point.

        He may have some weaknesses, but throwing downfield is what he made a living on.

        • USConqueror1

          yeah, before the shoulder injury he could. i saw him throw all those deep bombs. now- not so much. the way
          A-Barr landed on him put Barkley out of commission when it comes too long passes.

          • 22

            I agree with you that Barr’s hit was legal and that the way he landed on Barkley caused the injury. I don’t think he needed to ride Matt down to the ground like he did. Perhaps it is a linebacker’s dream to take a quarterback out of commission, but I would have thought better of him if he didn’t go for the knock-out. It wasn’t necessary.

        • USConqueror1

          I’d be lying if I said I thought A. Barr’s hit was dirty. I saw the video from a lot of angles…I agree with you that it was a clean hit after a missed blocking assignment. just a hard hit after Audrey Walker was looking the wrong way and gave Barr the sack on silver platter and bad luck for MB7 the way he landed. I dont think Barkley is 100% after that crushing blow. Walker has a lot of making up to do.
          Barr is seriously a beast. Guy is scary and should do well at the next level.

        • Ben Factor

          I can’t agree. He was not particularly accurate in ball placement beyond short passes. On medium-long to long passes, he rarely hit a receiver in stride, or where he should have hit him. There were plenty of overthrown long passes, plenty thrown where the target caught it, but was prevented from yards after catch, and plenty where the pass was completed only because the USC WRs totally outclassed the opposing DBs.

          Furthermore, his velocity wasn’t there on those passes.

          His strength was throwing in rhythm if his mechanics were not disturbed, and the pass didn’t have to travel too far.

          He didn’t fall to the third round because USC had a bad season.

          • TrojanFan

            He was a facilitator to a Biletnikoff winner, your perception is quite interesting. Lee can’t do shlt without him now

            PS….he went in the 4th round and study some more tape

          • Ben Factor

            My only personal observations were of the poorly placed longer passes and their consequences. Credit the summary analysis to Matt Waldman and Greg Cosell.

            We’ve seen Robert Woods do pretty well a year later. We’ll see if your perjorative assessment of Lee proves correct. Not the way I’d bet it, but you never know.

            My instinct is that Barkley was not developed optimally at USC, and that the standards were set too low by his coach. Kiffin was big on setting end-goals (“Matt and I agreed that he will shoot for no more interceptions this year), but maybe weak on process goals, and on concrete responses to developing problems. But I could be wrong about that, as I was about the round. :)

            I’d like to see Barkley do well, because he’s a good person. He has some physical challenges at that level…and not because of Barr. I understand he’s pretty bright, and he may surmount them. Hope he does.

    • TrojanFan

      Barkley is the wrong QB for that system. He’s setup for failure

      • gotroy22

        Chip Kelly had to play from behind when Matt beat him up in Eugene. He’s ruining Matt’s chances to impress other teams in the NFL by putting him in an impossible situation. He should have picked up a running quarterback like Tebow instead of forcing Matt to adapt to his gimmick offense.

  • ThaiMex

    HEY HEY….Lookie here…I wouldn’t be surprised if “GOAT DAD” …”Pappy”, gets fired by Jerry Jones because of today’s loss to Detroit. Two kiffins fired weeks apart!
    SUGARY Sweet!
    fit UN knuckleheads!

    • USConqueror1

      Who the F are you calling knuckleheads when youre the fool always biting on the crack.

      • Joe Blow

        USC, The Bean is a douche

    • TrojanFamily

      It smells like vinegar and urine every time you post

    • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

      Can’t wait until Mora hires “his buddies.” Ate CLAP.

    • TrojanFan

      Kiffin WHO? Wrong blog!

      That dementia is some nasty stuff

  • USConqueror1

    We will beat down OR St. (by 17 pts) and Mike Riley WILL take our players to the Glendale in-n-out…or else.

  • TrojanFan

    Opening at 2.5 points is showing tons of respect for USC.(this number is sharp)

    Is perception reality?

    The sports Book’s hope the squares pound the home favorite

    Bucket, get the pork bellies ready, idiot!