Oregon State Beavers (2-1) vs. USC Trojans (2-1)
September 25, 2021 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -13 / Oregon State Beavers +13; Over/Under: 63
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The USC Trojans meet the Oregon State Beavers Saturday in week 4 college football action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Pac-12 action. The Oregon State Beavers look for a third straight win to improve to 3-1 on the season. The USC Trojans also look for a win to get to a 3-1 record.
The Oregon State Beavers have lost five straight road games. Chance Nolan is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 634 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Trevon Bradford and Anthony Gould have combined for 298 receiving yards and one touchdown while Teagan Quitoriano has seven receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 194 yards per contest, and BJ Baylor leads the way with 264 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 19 points and 349 yards per game. Avery Roberts leads the Oregon State Beavers with 25 tackles, Riley Sharp has two sacks and Skyler Thomas has one interception.
The USC Trojans have won eight of their last 11 home games. Kedon Slovis is completing 65 percent of his passes for 487 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Drake London and Tahj Washington have combined for 509 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kyle Ford has four receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 131 yards per contest, and Vavae Malepeai leads the way with 168 yards on 38 carries. Defensively, USC is allowing 21 points and 343.3 yards per game. Chase Williams leads the USC Trojans with 16 tackles, Drake Jackson has one sack and Greg Johnson has one interception.
The Beavers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Trojans are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games in September and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Beavers last 7 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Trojans last 9 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Oregon State Beavers have a reputation for falling flat on their face, but they’ve been decent offensively up to this point and the defense has stopped the run. USC is obviously the more talented team here, but they’re no stranger to a stinker every now and then, and they have coaching issues to tackle. USC has also failed to cover 12 of its last 18 games as a double-digit favorite. Oregon State has also been road covering machines. The line is probably correct, but I’m not laying big chalk with USC. It’s Oregon State or pass for me.