Saturday, November 5, 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has USC as 14 point favorites. This season the Ducks are 1-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Justin Herbert finished with 489 yards through the air for Oregon last week. He completed 31 passes out of 42 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Ducks were led in rushing by Tony Brooks-James, who finished with 132 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 15 yards per carry. Pharaoh Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oregon got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 734 yards for the game. The Ducks ran for 245 yards on 46 attempts.
Sam Darnold finished with 231 yards passing for USC last week. He went 18 for 25, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Ronald Jones II, who finished with 223 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Darreus Rogers led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. USC had 31 first downs total. 17 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 629 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 398 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Oregon scores 40.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 32.5 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 271.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in college football. The Ducks run for an average of 248.4 yards per game on 42.9 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the nation. They also run 75.4 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 519.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Ducks average 23.6 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the country. They accumulate 84.8 penalty yards per game via 9.1 penalties, which ranks 2nd in the nation.
Oregon allows 295 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 42.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 125th. They give up 26.4 completions on 41.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.7. The Ducks allow 234.8 rushing yards per game on 43.8 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 117th in the country. Oregon allows 529.8 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 127th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 71.1 yards per game, ranking them 118th among D-1 teams.
USC averages 30.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 58th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 33.5 attempts for a 65.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 259 yards through the air per game, ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 203.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 40th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 462.5 yards per game, ranking them 37th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 23.3 first downs per game, which ranks 36th in the nation. They average 64.4 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 29th in college football.
USC allows an average of 223 passing yards per game, which ranks 59th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 19.9 completions on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8 per game. The Trojans allow 160.8 rushing yards per contest on 37.6 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 61st in the country. USC allows 383.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 49th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 43.3 yards in each contest, ranking 20th in the nation.
Oregon Betting Trends
Oregon is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Oregon has an ATS record of 1-6-1 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 LB A.J. Hotchkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/30/16 WR Dwayne Stanford Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/04/16 LB Johnny Ragin III Leg out for season
09/20/16 OL Tyrell Crosby Foot out for season
09/19/16 WR Devon Allen Leg out for season
08/27/16 DL Torrodney Prevot Suspension out indefinitely
10/27/16 DT Kenny Bigelow Knee out for season
10/24/16 DE Jabari Ruffin Suspension out indefinitely
10/18/16 WR Steven Mitchell Knee out for season
10/11/16 RB Justin Davis Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/28/16 DT Noah Jefferson Academics out indefinitely
09/21/16 T E.J. Price Personal out indefinitely
09/21/16 RB Vavae Malepeai Shoulder out indefinitely
09/18/16 DE Don Hill Suspension out indefinitely
09/14/16 DE Osa Masina Dismissed has left team
09/09/16 C Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take USC
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