USC is again on the street with a date at Oregon State in the Beavers’ convention opener in school soccer’s Week 4 action on Saturday.
Both teams are available at 3-0 on the year, and both with statement wins over Fresno State. USC owns a win within the Pac-12 after routing Stanford on the road, while OSU is contemporary off dropping 68 on Montana State last week.
Here’s what you need to find out about this Saturday’s matchup.
How to watch
When: Sat., Sept. 24
Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern
TV: Pac-12 Network
Stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)
Odds, level unfold, betting lines
Line: USC -6
Moneyline: USC -250 OSU +188
FPI decide: USC 69.4%
What you have to know
USC. Two important markers on each side of the ball deliver again recollections of the Carroll years. One, USC has scored 152 factors via its first 3 games, essentially the most since 2005. And two, the Trojans have 10 takeaways on protection, their most since 2004. The early returns on Caleb Williams – who has 8 TDs and averages 291.3 ypg – and Jordan Addison – faculty soccer’s reigning TD chief with 5 scores on 18 catches, or 28% of the time he touches the ball – are phenomenal. And Southern Cal can pound the rock, too: Travis Dye is at practically 8 ypc and Austin Jones is over 8 while accounting for 5 of the group’s 9 speeding scores.
Oregon State. Suddenly, the Beavers offense is appointment viewing. Chance Nolan leads a unit responsible for 45.7 factors per sport and is enjoying behind a well-coordinated line responsible for just 2 sacks on the 12 months. Nolan is a 63% passer with 7 scores and 2 picks and aided by a receiving corps with 6 cross catchers over 18 ypc and a backfield good for 5 yards per try. Anthony Gould is making a case as Nolan’s top goal, catching 2 TDs a week ago, and scoring a 3rd on an 80 yard punt, the only faculty soccer participant to score on a catch and a punt this season.
USC vs. Oregon State: Fast Facts
+ Oregon State began 3-0 for the 1st time since 2014 and hasn’t began 4-0 since 2012
+ USC has 10 takeaways, its most by way of 3 games because it had 12 in 2004
+ OSU is tied for 8th nationally with 6 INTs
+ USC has 500 yards of complete offense by way of 3 video games for 1st time since 2017
+ Oregon State is Pac-12’s only team excellent in the purple zone (14 of 14)
+ USC has scored on all 7 of its 1 qtr drives this season
+ Beavers are 15-4 when leading at halftime beneath Jonathan Smith
+ USC has gained 36 of the final 41 towards Oregon State
+ OSU’s Chance Nolan is 3rd nationally with 15.87 yards per pass
+ OSU has 8 takeaways via 3 games
+ USC has gained 70.1% of its video games all-time against Pac-12 teams
+ Oregon State is 15-9 under Smith when scoring first and 4-19 when not
USC vs. Oregon State Prediction
Watch how the Trojans deploy working again Travis Dye. A versatile piece in the backfield, he may help this offense as a between the tackles back, a receiver coming out of the backfield, or an extra pass protector.
Dye is an able receiver who can slip out of protection in blitzes and catch display performs for moderate gains in a maneuver that may throw the Beavers out of rhythm speeding the pocket.
USC would possibly battle at left tackle, the place the staff just isn’t utterly wholesome, and get Williams on the move early. He excelled final week on a collection of read-option keepers, however can’t expose himself an excessive quantity of as a rusher.
OSU will put points on the board and has enough power to shrink the Trojans’ pocket particularly to Williams’ blind aspect, but USC’s ability options and versatility are a grade better than what the Beavers have on the sector.
College Football HQ Prediction: USC 34, Oregon State 27
According to AP top 25 poll
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