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USC vs. Oregon Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a USC vs. Oregon preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Pac-12 matchup.

Saturday, Nov. 5, the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans. The game, to be played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, is slated for a 7:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our USC vs. Oregon preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, USC wins the matchup between the two teams 84.0% of the time. The spread has the Trojans favored as well.

Spread: USC -17

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

USC vs. Oregon preview:

Oregon opened the season with two straight wins, but then its season fell apart. The Ducks dropped five in a row, starting with a pair of three-point losses to Nebraska and Colorado. Then things really got ugly when they lost 70-21 to No. 5 Washington. Oregon finally got back to its winning ways against Arizona State last week with a 54-35 victory.

After starting the season 1-3, headlined by an embarrassing loss to Alabama, USC has won four straight to turn its season around. The Trojans found some much needed offense in the form of freshman quarterback Sam Darnold, who took over the starting job from Max Browne. Darnold is completing over 67% of his passes and has a stellar 18-3 touchdown to interception ratio.

The Trojans and Ducks have played 59 times in history, with the Trojans holding a 37-20-2 advantage.

USC vs. Oregon prediction:

USC is playing like a new team with Sam Darnold at quarterback. The Trojans offense has come alive in their last four games, scoring over 40 points in three of their last four. The only exception came in a win against a very tough Colorado team.

Oregon is not good defensively, which is a terrible thing if you're a Duck fan. USC has more talent on both sides of the football, and it will show in this one.

USC 42, Oregon 21