Monday, November 13, 2006

Defense emerges as a big-play unit - LA Times
Last week's shutout did not count. Not really...

...this Saturday night the question was: How would the Trojans fare against the Oregon offense, ranked ninth in the country in rushing and 19th in passing?

The answer came in the form of a convincing 35-10 victory over the 21st-ranked Ducks, a win powered by big defensive stops and even bigger turnovers.

"It's just an attitude we have," USC cornerback Terrell Thomas. "We're trying to finish things off and not just get by."...

Also, Van Blarcom shows some leg - LA Times
[Plaschke] Path to championship game is a straight line for Trojans - LA Times
Back in the BCS business - LA Times
Trojans are on the brink in BCS - LA Times
USC rolls over Oregon, 35-10 - OC Register
Trojans look their best - Daily Breeze
...The Trojans face California, another of Saturday's Top-10 upset victims, next week in a game that will determine the Pac-10's No. 1 team.

"All in all, a really strong win for us," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "It puts us in a really good position.

"We controlled the game throughout. There were a couple of questions in the third quarter, they might come back, but the defense wouldn't allow it. The guys did a good job in the red zone."... was difficult to decipher if the Trojans should have been up by more or if the game could have been closer...

Also, [Waldner] It all falls into place for USC - Daily Breeze
BREAKING OUT - Daily Trojan
Back in the race - LA Daily News
[Dilbeck] All the breaks are going USC's way - LA Daily News
Jackson breaks through - LA Daily News
Trojans back in BCS picture - LA Daily News
[Bellamy] Ducks pull off another flop on the big stage - Eugene Register-Guard
...they found a way to mess up just about every chance they had to make a game of this, before 92,000 in the Coliseum, and a national television audience.

Once again, they weren't ready for prime time...

...And give No. 7 USC some credit for that.

The Trojans began a streak of four hugely important demonstrating that all that the loss to Oregon State two weeks ago did was make them really mad...

Also, To err is fatal for Oregon's defense - Eugene Register-Guard
UO winged by USC - Eugene Register-Guard
Force hasn't been with Ducks on road - Portland Oregonian
Oregon couldn't compete in the zones - Portland Oregonian
Long night in Los Angeles - Portland Oregonian
USC pounds Ducks 35-10 - Portland Tribune