The Trojans of USC will play Oregon on 27 October 2007. Oregon comes in ranked 5th in the BCS, while USC is ranked 12th. The Trojan offense has been improving with Mark Sanchez at quarterback and Joe McKnight seeing more carries. This is, however, difficult to measure because the defense of Notre Dame could make any team look good.
John David Booty continues to improve, after the injury to his finger suffered in the loss to Stanford. According to Coach Carroll, it will be a difficult decision on who to start. Coach Carroll said the JDB is “real close,” to returning to full strength.
The Ducks come in with a strong rushing attack. Oregon rushed for 465 yards against Washington. But, the Trojans have Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing returning on defense.
Prediction: USC 31, Oregon 28
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