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No. 7 Oregon takes winning streak, playoff hopes to face USC

Nov. 1, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a swell of momentum from seven straight victories, the route to the College Football Playoff is increasingly clear for No. 7 Oregon. In fact, the Ducks might be facing the biggest remaining obstacle in their path Saturday night when they visit Southern California, which still has...

No. 7 Oregon puts 7-game winning streak on the line at USC

Oct. 31, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

No. 7 Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (5-3, 4-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Oregon by 4 1/2. Series record: USC leads 39-20-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oregon has played its way into College Football Playoff contention with a seven-game winning streak, but the Ducks won't stay there unless they...

Kedon Slovis and USC defense lead 41-14 win over Arizona

Oct. 20, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenan Christon only got in the game because the first three tailbacks on Southern California's depth chart were all hurt and the fourth-stringer had just fumbled. With the eye-popping speed that made him California's 100-meter high school champion last May, the freshman scored two...

USC, Arizona eye Pac-12 South title runs ahead of showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California emerged from the difficult first half of its schedule with a fairly brutal record, at least by the Trojans' perennially lofty standards. Still smarting from a narrow loss at rival Notre Dame, USC (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12) spent this week resetting and refocusing on the six...

No. 9 Irish ride Jones' 176 yards to 30-27 victory over USC

Oct. 13, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame survived upset-minded Southern California by staying grounded in chilly Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night. Tony Jones Jr. rushed for a career-high 176 yards, Ian Book scored on an 8-yard run with 3:33 left and Jonathan Doerer kicked three long field goals as the...

USC's Helton under microscope heading to No. 9 Notre Dame

Oct. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly of No. 9 Notre Dame knows a little how his Southern California counterpart Clay Helton might feel as their teams prepare for their 91st meeting Saturday night. "What was the over-under that I'd make 10 USC games?" the Fighting Irish coach joked about whispers of his job...

Old rivals meet when USC comes calling at No. 9 Notre Dame

Oct. 10, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

Southern California (3-2) at No. 9 Notre Dame (4-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (NBC)/ Line: Notre Dame by 10 1/2. Series record: Notre Dame leads 48-37-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? In the 91st renewal of what is called by many "the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football," Clay Helton's Trojans come off bye...

Safety picked Notre Dame over USC because he found a bond

Oct. 10, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Safety Alohi Gilman thought he'd be on the other side of the Notre Dame-Southern California rivalry when he decided to transfer from Navy three years ago. USC was closer to his home in Laie, Hawaii, he has family in California, he knew a number of Trojan players, he liked the...

No. 15 Washington continues to reload in standout secondary

Sep. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Given Washington's recent track record, it's almost a given opponents will struggle to throw against the Huskies. The Huskies continue to turn out talent on the back end of their defense and at the same time are developing innovative ways of shutting down opponents, like they did Saturday in...

Ahmed leads No. 17 Washington past No. 21 USC 28-14

Sep. 28, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Elijah Molden dropped into open space near the goal line and went unnoticed. When the pass went his direction, Washington's young cornerback finally grabbed his first interception. Two plays later, Salvon Ahmed ran into open space. When he found it, the speedy running back broke off the...