USC vs. Oregon State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

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USC vs. Oregon State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

The Oregon State Beavers find themselves once again in an advantageous position against the USC Trojans on Friday from Reser Stadium.

A loss to No. 6 Stanford last week hurts for the Beavers, but an up-and-down Trojans team coming to town is nothing but good news, especially considering USC has not won in Reser Stadium since 2004.

USC enters the contest riding a wave of momentum after a big win over Utah a week ago, but needs this victory more than ever to break a 2-2 record in Pac 12 play and get back to contention.

Here is everything fans need to know about the critical Pac 12 battle.

 

When: Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR

Television: ESPN 2

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 52
  • Spread: Oregon State (-5)

 

Trojans Injury Report (via USA Today)

Trojans Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Dion Bailey LB 10/28/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable arm
Zach Banner OL 09/27/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out hip
Victor Blackwell WR 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable ankle
Gerald Bowman S 10/24/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out shoulder
Morgan Breslin LB 10/29/2013 is expected to miss Friday's game against Oregon State Out hip
Anthony Brown CB 10/29/2013 is expected to miss Friday's game against Oregon State Out knee
Max Browne QB 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable illness
Sua Cravens S 10/28/2013 is probable for Friday's game against Oregon State Probable groin
Justin Davis RB 10/24/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out ankle
Lamar Dawson LB 10/24/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee
Kevin Graf T 10/27/2013 is doubtful for Friday's game against Oregon State Doubtful ankle
Xavier Grimble TE 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable shoulder
Marqise Lee WR 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable knee
Steven Mitchell WR 08/08/2013 will miss the entire season Out knee
D.J. Morgan RB 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable knee
Taylor Ross RB 10/27/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against Oregon State Questionable leg
Devian Shelton CB 09/27/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out foot
Jordan Simmons G 10/23/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out leg
Shane Sullivan TE 10/27/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee
Randall Telfer TE 10/29/2013 is expected to miss Friday's game against Oregon State Out knee
Greg Townsend Jr DL 09/27/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee

USA Today

 

Beavers Injury Report (via USA Today)

Beavers Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
John Braun DT 10/28/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against USC Questionable shoulder
Michael Doctor LB 09/11/2013 will miss at least 6-8 weeks Out foot
J.C. Grim WR 10/28/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against USC Questionable wrist/arm
Connor Hamlett TE 10/28/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against USC Questionable knee
Roman Sapolu G 09/11/2013 is expected to miss the remainder of the season Out foot
Caleb Smith TE 10/28/2013 is questionable for Friday's game against USC Questionable back

USA Today

 

Can USC Slow Sean Mannion?

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Beavers junior quarterback Sean Mannion has been the definition of unstoppable this season. He is the nation's leading passer, averaging a ludicrous 408 yards per game—Oregon State as a whole possesses the nation's best passing attack.

In eight games this season, Mannion has thrown for over 400 yards and four or more touchdowns on five occasions.

USC's pass defense has been stout all year and has allowed just two quarterbacks to break the 300-yard mark, although both Arizona's B.J. Denker and Arizona State's Taylor Kelly reside in Mannion's neighborhood talent-wise.

When tasked with shutting down the elite aforementioned quarterbacks, the USC defense has surrendered 31 points to Arizona and 62 to Arizona State. It's a small blemish on a unit that overall has been great with only 19.3 points allowed per game, but a problem worth nothing against the Beavers.

 

Prediction

This one won't end well for the Trojans. 

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Reser Stadium is clearly an extremely hostile environment, and the Beavers are a week removed from almost knocking off a top-10 team in the very same building.

Things have been slowly improving for USC under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, but his defense has yet to prove it can slow elite offenses, not to mention it has never met the No. 1 passing attack in the land.

Cody Kessler and the Trojans offense averages only 24.6 points per game and simply does not have the firepower to keep up, especially in a noisy environment. The Beavers notch another impressive win over the Trojans.

 

Final Score 

Beavers win 36-28

 

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