Oregon State Beavers vs. Southern Cal Trojans Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/1/13
Southern Cal Trojans (5-3) at Oregon State Beavers (6-2)
NCAAF Football: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -2 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans face off on Friday Night in Pac-12 college football action.
The Oregon State beavers were cruising right along after their week one loss but last week they ran into a focused Stanford team and took their first Pac-12 loss of the year. The Oregon State offense is averaging 27.4 points and 487.4 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 10 times. QB Sean Mannion has completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 3, 263 yards with 30 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Terron Ward has 224 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Storm Woods as 214 rushing yards with four touchdowns and he has 32 receptions. Bradin Cooks leads OSU in receiving with 85 catches and 13 touchdowns, Richard Mullaney has 38 catches and three touchdowns, and Connor Hamlett has 25 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively Oregon State is allowing 27.4 points and 381.2 yards per game with 14 interceptions, seven fumbles, and 16 sacks. Tyrequek Zimmerman has 60 tackles, Jabral Johnson has 5 tackles, and Ryan Murphy has 44 tackles. Oregon State will be looking to bounce back and get right back into the mix in the Pac-12 as they have just one conference loss this season.
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The Southern Cal Trojans bounced back from their disappointing loss at Notre Dame to shut down Utah in a win on Saturday. The USC offense is averaging 24.6 points and 379.8 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 10 times. QB Cody Kessler has completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,560 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Tre Madden has gained 671 yards on the ground with three touchdowns and he has 14 receptions and four receiving touchdowns, Justin Davis has six rushing touchdowns, and Silas Redd is averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Marqise Lee’s status is up in the air for this one but Nelson Agholor has 30 receptions and three touchdowns and Darreus Rogers has 12 catches. The USC defense allows 19.2 points and 317.9 yards per game with 10 interceptions, here fumble recoveries, and 27 sacks. Leonard Williams as 54 tackles and five sacks, Hayes Pullard has 49 tackles, and Devan Kennard has 39 tackles and five sacks. USC is defense first this season and it is the defense that will dictate how the remainder of their season goes.
Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread in their alit five Pac-12 games, 7-1 against the spread following a game where they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. USC is 4-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
There was just one touchdown scored in USC's game last week and look for the defense to be tough here as well and Oregon State is going to back down defensively either making the under the play here.