Pregame Notes USC vs. Oregon State

The Trojans come into the game with a 6-2 record (3-2 Pac-10) and the Beavers have a 5-3 (3-2 Pac-10) record. Oregon State coach Mike Riley is a former USC assistant coach and one time candidate for head coach.

Pregame Notes USC vs. Oregon State

Notes on the upcoming USC vs. Oregon State, Saturday, November 3.

Trivial Pursuit

It's a Homecoming game for USC, looking for it's 750th school victory. Mike Riley is a former assistant coach at USC and was a candidate for the head coach position before the Trojans hired Pete Carroll.

John David Booty returns as the starting quarterback after sitting out three games because of a broken finger in his throwing hand. His replacement, Mark Sanchez was 2-1 in that time period.

Pete Carroll is undefeated in the month of November.

USC record is 55-24-4 in homecoming games.

The Beavers have 49 players from California, USC has no players from Oregon.

USC has 51 wins in last 56 games, 62 wins in last 68, 65 of last 73 and has won at least 11 games in the last five seasons.

In 7 years under Pete Carroll 74 true freshman have played for the Trojans.

USC's -0.6 turnover margin in 2007 is the lowest in the Pete Carroll era.

USC's record is 57-9-4 against OSU. The Trojans are 30-2 over the Beavers in the last 32 games.

The Trojans defense is ranked 4th nationally in total defense (263.0), and first in the Pac-10.

Key Comparisons

Chauncey Washington: 468 yards rushing, 6 TD, one reception for 5 yards.
Yvenson Bernard: 814 yards rushing, 10 TD and 153 yards receiving, 1 TD.

John David Booty: 113-175 for 1,239 yards, 12 TD, 8 Int.
Sean Canfield: 146-247 for 1508 yards, 8 TD, 13 Int.

Pete Carroll's record is 71-14 (.835%) for USC
Mike Riley's record is 43-37 (.537%) for OSU Top Stories