Oregon at USC - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (3-5) at USC Trojans (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: USC Trojans -17 -- Over/Under: 75.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans clash Saturday night in a Pac-12 college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on ESPN.
The Oregon Ducks look for their first road victory of the season to help turn around their brutal season. The Oregon Ducks have to win three of their final four games to become bowl eligible. Dakota Prukop is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,173 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Prukop and Justin Herbert have combined for 20 touchdown passes this season. Darren Carrington II and Charles Nelson have combined for 881 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Pharaoh Brown has 22 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 248 yards per contest, and Tony Brooks-James leads the way with 572 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 42.3 points and 529.8 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon Ducks with 54 tackles, Jalen Jelks has two sacks and Brenden Schooler has three interceptions.
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The USC Trojans look to build on their four-game winning streak and become bowl eligible. The USC Trojans have won seven straight home games. Sam Darnold is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,565 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions. Darnold has three or more touchdown passes in four straight games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers have combined for 1,084 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Deontay Burnett has 24 receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 204.6 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 508 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, USC is allowing 24 points and 383.8 yards per game. Cameron Smith leads the USC Trojans with 55 tackles, Porter Gustin has two sacks and Iman Marshall has two interceptions.
The Ducks are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Trojans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The USC Trojans are playing their best football of the season right now and have a red hot quarterback who can't miss. The Oregon Ducks continue to struggle on both sides of the ball and have a defense that couldn't stop a nose bleed. While this is a rivalry that's produced good games in the past, you can't trust the Oregon Ducks to hang in this game. USC has a good chance to win in a blowout.