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Trojan Look To Rebound Versus Oregon State

USC got an extra week to process their upset loss to Boston College. Tonight they are scheduled to take on Oregon State at home, as they look to recover.

As of this writing USC is the -8 point favorites. They opened at -12.5, but the line has held steady all day today.

USC is 4-0 against the spread overall and is 4-1 against the spread in its last five home games.  After every loss last year, USC came out and won the following game and covered the spread.

The over/under is set at 56. In these two teams last five encounter they are 4-1 at coming in under.

The Trojans are ranked No. 18 on the AP poll. Boston College upset the Trojans, 37-31, with USC as 17-point favorites heading into that game. They will be looking at this game as a must-win situation.

Quarterback Cody Kessler is ranked 14th nationally with a 168.5 passer rating. He is completing 71 percent of his passes and has thrown eight touchdown and no interceptions. Running back Javorius Allen has 318 yards, while averaging over five yards per carry.  Allen was held to just 31 yards against Boston College and will need to do a lot more tonight.

Oregon State are undefeated in non-conference play. They are still sitting on the outside of the AP Top 25, though, due to their easy schedule. They have been big favorites (between 9.5 and 32.5 favorites) in all their games this season. They have only covered the spread once this season. In other words, the Trojans are Oregon State’s first real challenge of the season.

Quarterback Sean Mannion struggled against USC’s secondary last year in a 31-14 loss as 4.5 favorites, where he threw a handful of picks.

The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET. You can watch it on ESPN.

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