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Southern California receiver Robert Woods has missed practice to rest injuries that might keep him out of the 18th-ranked Trojans' visit to No. 4 Oregon on Saturday.
Woods skipped the Trojans' morning workout Wednesday to rest unspecified problems with his ankle and shoulder.
Coach Lane Kiffin says it's possible Woods could miss the Trojans' visit to the Ducks, but hopes the extra rest will allow his top receiver to suit up.
Woods is fourth in the FBS with 92 receptions and 11 touchdown catches. He's also seventh with 1,126 yards receiving despite making just two catches for 5 yards - both season lows - against Washington last weekend.
Kiffin says Woods probably shouldn't have played against the Huskies, but insisted on staying in the lineup.
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USC Trojans at Oregon Ducks (4)
When: Saturday, Nov 18 @ 8pm EST.
Line: Ducks -15.5
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