Originally posted on usctrojans.com  |  Last updated 11/13/11
No. 18 USC--having hit the 8-victory mark for the 10th consecutive year despite the impediments of its NCAA sanctions--goes on the road for the last time in 2011, but it will be a challenging trip as the Trojans visit No. 4 Oregon. It's a battle between the leaders of the Pac-12 South and North Divisions. Perhaps the top statistical matchup in the game will be to see whether USC's vastly-improved rushing defense, which is ranked eighth nationally, can slow down Oregon's No. 5-rated rushing offense and NCAA rushing leader TB LaMichael James. The Trojans are barely above .500 when playing at Oregon and they haven't won in the state of Oregon against anybody since 2005 (5 straight losses).
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