1. The Trojans entered the game ranked fifth in the nation in run defense (79.86 yards per game). But Oregon rolled up 392 yards on the ground. The Ducks entered the game averaging 201.7 yards rushing per game.
2. It turned out to be a Fright Night for USC’s defense, which allowed 613 yards. Oregon outgained USC 613 yards to 329. A bonus stat: The Ducks had 30 first downs; USC had 17.
3. Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli completed 19 of 31 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran for 164 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown. That's 12.6 per carry.
4. The Oregon defense, in the decisive third quarter, held the Trojans to 67 yards. USC scored only three points in the second half.
5. Oregon's 47 points was the most it has ever scored against USC in 56 meetings. Ducks have scored 34 twice before against the Trojans. It's the most points a Pete Carroll USC team has ever surrendered. Previous worst was 42 in a win over Fresno State in 2005. Last time the Trojans gave up more points? 1996, vs. UCLA (48).
Time to celebrate....
and the roses has definitely blooming in Oregon's turf.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Posted at 4:32 PM