Oregon vs. USC: Ducks Hoping For BCS Bid As Trojans Come To Eugene

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Darron Thomas #5 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Ducks are coming off a huge win over Stanford and are preparing for a tough USC team.

After their thrilling victory over the Stanford Cardinal this past weekend in Palo Alto, the Oregon Ducks control their own destiny in the Pac-12 and have hopes for a BCS national championship.

With the USC Trojans and Oregon State Beavers the only two regular season games remaining on their schedule, as well as whoever wins the Pac-12 South, this weekend's matchup with the Trojans may very well be the biggest game remaining for the Ducks. 

USC features a high-flying offense that can score with any team in the nation, though their defense has struggled mightily at times in 2011. Similar to Oregon, with the team ineligible for postseason play, this is the biggest game of the year for Lane Kiffin's program. A win on the road would be a huge momentum builder as they prepare for the offseason.

For Oregon, they just need to keep doing what works best for them. No one in the Pac-12 has figured out a way to slow down their dynamic running game and the UO defense has stepped up when called upon. With the home crowd on their side, the Ducks should be able to come away with a win.

Expect a great game at Autzen Stadium this Saturday evening.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.