Defense Might be Optional for USC & Oregon
If you like your offenses, this is the game for you! The Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans are going to face off on Saturday night in Eugene in one of the most highly anticipated battles of the entire NCAA football season. The college football odds show the Quack Attack favored by 7 ½-points with a ‘total’ of 70, and we have a difficult time seeing how this one isn’t going to seriously threaten to just crush the over/under.
Oregon’s offense has been out of this world this year. The team is averaging 540.1 yards and 53.4 points per game, and that’s why it hasn’t played a game even remotely close this season. We can only imagine what would happen if the Ducks actually played a full 60 minutes with their starters full bore. If you take out the fourth quarters of games this year, the Ducks have averaged 15.2 points… per quarter! Take out the third quarter of games as well, and that number goes up to 18.2 points per game quarter.
Meanwhile, USC has put up a total of 86 points over the course of the last two weeks. QB Matt Barkley has the stats to be a Heisman Trophy contender this year, as he has 2,266 passing yards to go with 25 TDs and just eight picks. However, his team has two losses this year already, and it will be underdogs in at least this game, and potentially against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on November 24th as well.
WR Marqise Lee is the best receiver in the nation, as the sophomore has already put up 1,129 yards and 10 receiving TDs this year. That’s a full career for most players, and he has accomplished all of that in just eight games. 136
Last year, these two squads combined for 73 points in a 38-35 win for USC at Autzen Stadium, and weather conditions were horrible. The Ducks put up 53 in their last trip here to the LA Coliseum in 2010.