USC vs. Oregon State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the USC vs. Oregon State fearless prediction and game preview.
USC (4-1) vs. Oregon State (1-4) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
Network: Pac-12 Network
Finally, USC gets a breather.
The Trojans had to play in the 100 degree heat against Western Michigan, and then dealt with Stanford, and then went to overtime against Texas, and then had to go on the road and play an improved Cal, and then came the debacle against Washington State.
Oregon State is the week off.
The Beavers have been awful. They can’t run, can’t throw, and the defense is terrible. But other than that, everything is fine.
It’s going to take a major miracle for Gary Andersen’s crew to come within two touchdowns of anyone the rest of the way. And for a USC team that needs to heal up and develop the depth a bit, the Beavers couldn’t come to town fast enough.
One Reason Why Oregon State Will Win
No, really. What’s up with Sam Darnold?
The presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft couldn’t seem to read anything Washington State threw at him. He was misfiring way too much, he struggled to keep the chains moving, and as has been the norm now, he was good for a few giveaways.
Oregon State doesn’t have the horses on either side of the ball to keep up, but the D has been able to come up with seven takeaways. To make this remotely close, the Beavers need a few massive special teams plays, and they have to own the turnover margin by at least a +3.
Darnold will be sure to help the cause. However …
One Reason Why USC Will Win
As bad as USC is at turning the ball, over, Oregon State is even worse.
The Beavers are next-to-last in the country in turnovers, coughing it up 14 times so far with fumbles the biggest issue.
The defense can’t get off the field – ever.
Horrible on third downs, the Beavers are allowing teams to convert 55% of their tries with a whopping 139 first downs allowed on the year.
By air or by land, USC will be able to pick and choose how it wants to move the ball. Even if he makes a few big mistakes and gets picked off a few times, this is the game for Darnold to let it rip.
The offense will simply score more to make up for the errors.
What’s Going To Happen
USC will get past the Washington State loss with a big first quarter, Darnold will look great, and it’ll be a nice drama-free game to get through before dealing with Utah and then Notre Dame.
USC vs. Oregon State Prediction
USC 48, Oregon State 13
USC -34, o/u: 59.5
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