What they're saying...

What the media is saying about USC's 28-20 victory over Oregon State on Nov. 6.

USC's Bush shreds the fog, gains on Heisman Trophy
Out of the gathering fog he came, like some kind of apparition running through the cruel November mist.

Reggie Bush isn't really a ghost. He just moves like one...more from Steve Bisheff of the Orange County Register.


Southern Cal recovers from its first-half fog
With a dizzying hangover, of sorts, the USC Trojans will wake up this morning, shake their heads and desperately try to erase a foggy Saturday night dream.

The headache, however, should only prove to be temporary, as the No. 1-ranked Trojans overcame a dense fog and a 13-point first-half deficit to escape Reser Stadium with their 18th straight win in a 28-20 victory over Oregon State...more from Adam Jude of the Eugene Register Guard.


Beavers threaten Trojans before falling
On a not-so-perfect Saturday night, one shrouded in a bone-chilling fog and wrapped in a dank darkness, the Beavers needed to play a perfect football game.

They didn't...more from Bob Rodman of the Eugene Register Guard.


USC's Bush shows Heisman candidate form
When Oregon State played at Arizona last week, the Heisman Trophy was on display at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.

On Saturday, USC's Reggie Bush displayed the form that makes him a Heisman candidate, making the big plays to power the Trojans' 28-20 victory at Reser Stadium...more from Mike Tokito of The Oregonian.


USC weathers the Beavers
No. 1-ranked USC was in trouble until sophomore tailback Reggie Bush emerged from the fog and broke off an impossibly difficult 65-yard punt return in the fourth quarter to rescue the Trojans against Oregon State on Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

The Trojans won 28-20 for their 18th consecutive win, but the lightly regarded Beavers gave them a major scare, taking a 13-0 second-quarter lead and dominating the first half. USC (9-0, 6-0 Pacific-10 Conference) danced through a hailstorm in Pullman, Wash., last week at Washington State, trying to send the message it was oblivious to Northwest weather in November...more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Anderson fifth in Pac-10 with 10,000 yards
Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson passed a major milestone Saturday, becoming the fifth quarterback in Pacific-10 Conference history to pass for more than 10,000 yards.

The milestone went unmentioned at Reser Stadium, where the fog and the Beavers' strong first-half showing overshadowed such sidelights. It came on a strange play when Anderson connected with tight end Joe Newton in the second quarter...more from The Oregonian | Corvallis Gazette Times


Foggy first half like a dream for Beavers
Fog billowed off the roof of Reser Stadium like cotton candy, lulling the players and a wild crowd into an eerie sense of deja vu.

The undefeated USC Trojans marched like peacocks into Corvallis on Saturday night. The defending national co-champions were ranked No. 1 and seemingly bulletproof. At least before this surreal fog gripped the game and the imagination...more from Brian Meehan of The Oregonain.


One Man's Opinion - Oregon State review
Ya just knew it was gonna be one of those weird nights when the very first scene shown on TV by Fox Sports looked like something out of the twilight zone. I could hardly believe my eyes. All I could see was what looked like smoke. This was especially hard to believe considering all the weather reports available on the internet predicted a cold but clear night. So much for the weather report...more from Micahel J. Davidson of WeAreSC.com.


Pushed to the limit
It was another valiant effort, but still just short of one of the biggest upsets in Oregon State football team history.

The Beavers had top-ranked University of Southern California on the ropes, but couldn't deliver the knockout blow Saturday night...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Arrogance doesn't ring true with all Trojan backers
I'd always heard about the arrogance of USC football boosters.

I hadn't been in Corvallis very long before I was informed that the initials "USC" actually stood for the University of Spoiled Children, and that most Trojans were always ready and willing to let you know that the sun rises and sets on Troy...more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Almost! Inspired Beavers throw scare in USC before falling 28-20
Truly magical moments in college football history come only every so often, and Oregon State didn't experience one Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

But the Beavers gave it a hell of a shot...more from Kerry Eggers of The Portland Tribune.


Coast is barely clear
A dense fog enveloped Reser Stadium on Saturday night, but it was nothing compared to the haze top-ranked USC appeared to be in from the outset against Oregon State.

The Beavers scored the first 13 points and seemed in danger of pulling off a major upset...more from Scott Wolf the the Los Angeles Daily News.


What you saw, or maybe didn't, was USC in a fog
That was one of the strangest games ever seen, or half-seen, or partially seen.

It was like trying to watch a game through a fogged-up windshield. You kept looking for the defrost button...more from Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Daily News.

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