Ducks Fly Past Trojans On Halloween To Take Control Of Pac-10

Ryan HealeyCorrespondent INovember 1, 2009

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans is not happy after missing an open receiver in the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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I never expected what I witnessed last night nor did most Trojan fans. At all. USC suffered the their worst loss in twelve years and the worst loss in the Pete Carroll era. 

Oregon played like a well oiled machine and it was scary. Especially to the USC defense. 

Chip Kelly went full throttle on the Trojans and it showed. The Ducks out-gained USC 613-329. With 221 yards coming from the passing game and 392 rushing. 

Jeremiah Masoli alone accounted for 385 of those yards. He went 19/31 with 221 yards and a touchdown while passing and had 13 carries for 164 yards with one touchdown while running. 

Also in the running game LaMichael James rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown. And Kenjon Barner and Andre Crenshaw had one touchdown a piece. 

USC on the other hand had 327 yards with Matt Barkley going 21/38 with 187 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. And C.J Gable, Joe McKnight, and Allen Bradford combined for 149 yards and no touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball Oregon's defense stepped up to the challenge and pretty much kept the Trojans quiet. As for USC's defense well I think they forgot to show up. 

Both Oregon and USC control there own destiny and if they both win out Oregon could be headed for the Rose Bowl or the National Championship game while USC could still be eligible for a BCS game. 

Next years match up at the Coliseum between the Ducks and Trojans will be interesting and you know USC will be looking for revenge. 

I wrote this preview a couple of days ago about the game:

I predicted Oregon would win by at least a touchdown and got some slack for that but I never expected USC to lose by almost four. Especially a Pete Carroll defense. That's what got me the most even though they had given up 879 yards to Notre Dame and Oregon State combined the past two weeks. 

They had given up those big yardage amounts those two games and still managed to come away with the win even though one was by 7 points and the other by 6 points. 

Also I said Autzen would be a challenge for Matt Barkley and I will admit I was wrong but it was definitely an issue for USC's offensive line. 



Thanks to ESPN for the statistics.