BY THE NUMBERS: USC at OSU

FROM SACKS ALLOWED to conference openers to career receiving marks to the last time a Beaver returned a punt for a touchdown plus everything in between -- here's the latest edition of by the numbers heading into the Thursday night USC tilt.

0 - Before Sept. 25 the number of times ESPN has broadcast a game from Corvallis and the number of times the Sky Cam has been used in Oregon.

1 - The number of sacks the USC offensive line has yielded this season and the number of seniors (Jeff Byers) that start on the Trojan offensive line. One is also the number of sacks DE Victor Butler needs to enter in the top 5 career list at OSU.

2 - The number of games USC will play in September.

3-1 - The record of the home team in conference games this season.

6 - The number of consecutive seasons that USC has finished in the AP Top 4, played in a BCS bowl (a NCAA record), won the Pac-10 title (a league record) and had an 11-win season (a NCAA record). Six is also the number of consecutive Pac-10 games played in August or September that OSU has lost.

9 - The national rank of the USC offensive line in sacks allowed (.5 a game). Also the national rank of the Oregon State passing attack which is averaging 307.3 yards per game.

10.0 - The average number of points the Trojan defense has given up in its last four conference openers.

13 - The number of players on the roster that are on award and/or trophy watch lists.

37 - The number of career starts under CB Keenan Lewis has under his belt - tops on the OSU squad.

38.5 - The average number of points the Trojans have scored in their last four conference openers.

61.2 - The completion percentage of QB Lyle Moevao who is on pace to break the school record of 60.6% set by Matt Moore in 2006.

70 - The length of Sammie Stroughter's punt return for a touchdown against USC in 2006 and the last time a Beaver returned a punt for a touchdown.

80 - The number of consecutive games that USC has been ranked in the AP Top 25.

84 - The percentage of games USC head coach Pete Carroll has won as head coach.

87.7 - The number of yards true freshman RB Jacquizz Rodgers is averaging a game - tops in the nation among true freshmen.

90 - The number of times USC has held the AP No.1 ranking. Ninety is also the percentage rate of successful redzone opportunities for the Beavers.

104 - The number of points the Beavers have scored in the first quarter against opponents at home in the last 11 contests.

154 - The number of passing yards on average the Beaver defense is giving up, good for 16th in the nation.

176 - The number of receiving yards Sammie Stroughter needs to surpass Robb Thomas on the career receiving yards list.


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