Oregon takes on USC on Saturday at Autzen Stadium to keep their Pac-12 Championship Hopes Alive.

The Oregon Ducks (7-3, 5-2) hope to keep their chances for a return trip to the Pac-12 Championship game alive this Saturday whe the USC Trojans (7-3, 5-2) come to Autzen Stadium for a 12:30 p.m.kickoff. Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com and Steve Summers of eDuck.com take a look a the upcoming game in part 1, the offenses.

Oregon is leading the conference in scoring (41.8 ppg), while USC is fifth in the same category at 36.4 ppg. The Ducks also lead the Pac-12 in total offense at 532.6 ypg; USC is the No. 6 team at 465.4. The Ducks running game tops the league at 297.4 ypg while the Trojans are ninth at 169.9. 

Meanwhile USC is the No. 4 team in conference passing at 295.5 ypg but the Ducks are ninth at 235.2.

USC quarterback Cody Kessler has thrown for 2,715 yards this season (271.t ypg), 23 touchdowns and six interceptions and tops the conference in QB efficiency at 162.9 iin 10 games.

Vernon Adams is not ranked among the conference leaders as he has played seven games for the Ducks. He has thrown for 1,673 ypg, 16 TDs and has been picked off five times. He is averaging 239 ypg and has an efficiency rating of 164.0 which would place him No. 1 in the conference if had thrown enough passes and played in enough games.

Oregon's Royce Freeman is the Pac-12's top runner at 139.2 ypg with 16 TDs. USC's Ronald Jones has 771 yards (77.1 ypg) and six touchdowns.

Kessler's top receiver is JuJu Smith-Schuster, averaging 116 ypg and 10 TDs. Darren Carrington has played in four games and has the highest per game average in receiving yards at 99.5 ypg with four TDs.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will be carried on ESPN.


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