5 key numbers from USC’s loss to Oregon – Press Telegram

Here are five key numbers from USC’s 31-24 loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game:


That’s how many more plays USC got from scrimmage than Oregon (80-60). The Ducks won the field-position battle throughout the game, whether due to short USC drives or Trojan turnovers, and didn’t need many plays to outscore USC.


That is the per-game rushing average USC finishes Pac-12 play with after Friday’s 38-yard performance.


That’s the penalty yards accrued by USC on Friday. It’s been drilled over and over again, but can’t be omitted when discussing this game.


That’s how many passing yards USC limited Oregon QB Tyler Shough to. His previous season low was 227 in the opener against Stanford.


That’s how many red-zone touchdowns Oregon scored, in four opportunities. The Ducks didn’t leave any points on the field, whereas USC scored touchdowns on two of four red-zone trips.

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