5-1 Oregon rolls into the Coliseum on Nov. 2, after games against UW (this weekend) and WSU before the Trojans get a shot at rebuilding any momentum following evening contests against ARIZ and CU. Having lost two straight, the 3-3 Trojans sit in peril of once again falling to the losing side of the win/loss ledger, but I think USC will emerge victorious over both the Wildcats and the Buffaloes.
Before the season started, I predicted USC would go 8-4 in the reg season and lose to UW, ND, ORE and ASU. I’m sticking with my pre-season loss pick against the Ducks, even though the Trojans get them at home.
With seven weeks of the season down, The Athletic’s Mid-Season All-American team includes three ORE first-teamers (OT Penei Sewell, who chose the Ducks over the Trojans, TE Jacob Breeland, who was injured in last Saturday’s 45-3 demolition of CU, and is lost for the season, and S Jevon Holland. ORE also placed second-team AA OG Shane Lemieux on the team.
USC landed no players on either The Athletic’s first or second teams.
The Athletic’s college football writers across the country nominated players based on their performance in the first seven weeks, and a panel of editors selected the final teams.
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