Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/4/12
It was a battle of high octane offenses and bad defenses (and the top 2 hottest cheerleading squads) Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51. 113 combined points as Oregon keeps their national title hopes alive. “Video game numbers” has become a cliche lately, but it applied to this college football game. Here’s some highlights from the box score of this one. Oregon’s 730 yards and 62 points were the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888. Barner set a rushing record for a USC opponent by the third quarter, topping Curtis Enis’ 241 yards for Penn State in 1996, and smashed the school record shortly afterward as the Ducks gradually pulled away in their closest game of the year. Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, on 20 of 23 passing for 306 yards and a QB rating for 256.1 He also had 91 yards rushing. Matt Barkley was 35 of 54 for 489, with 5 TDs. USC had two receivers with 160+ yards, and 620 yards as a team. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too
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