Saturday, October 30, 2010

Southern Cal in Unique Spoiler Role

The No. 1 Oregon Ducks must face the USC Trojans on the road today.

The Trojans are the underdog today and will try to tame the high-flying Ducks. My have the mighty fallen. Still many like USC’s chances.

All the pressure is on Oregon. An undefeated season and national title hopes are on the line today. All eyes are on the Ducks. Oregon has been on the national scene in recent years but still wear the tag of “Can’t Win the Big Game.” This is a big game. Can the Ducks pardon the pun, dodge the bullet today?

The Trojans must enjoy their position in this game. They are having an ordinary season (5-2 overall, 2-2 Pac-10). If they upset the Ducks, fine. It’s a signature win. If they don’t, thanks for trying and move to 5-3.

USC’s tall order is to limit the Ducks high-scoring offense. Oregon’s worst point total has been 42 points ouch. Second thought, USC better just try to outscore the Ducks.

Most of the nation will get this game on ABC. Better settle into. With all the expected offense, this one could take a long time. How about four hours?

Does USC really have a chance? Or is Oregon truly the favorite?

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