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Played on Paper: Ducks v. Trojans

They say you don't play games on paper and that statistics only provide one with a small, if not incomplete, glimpse of what to expect out of a given team, matchup, or scenario. While recognizing these truths, DuckTerritory has also simultaneously cast them aside, providing you with a comprehensive statistical comparison between the Ducks and their upcoming opponent for the week. This week, Oregon faces No. 17 USC Saturday afternoon at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Notes:

*In the last seven meeting between Oregon and USC, both teams have been ranked, with the higher ranked team owning a 5-2 record.
*The last time Oregon played at USC, the Ducks trailed 32-29 with a little less than 12 minutes to play in the the third quarter, but scored on four consecutive drives (including three touchdowns) to win 53-32.
*Heading in to Saturday's game at USC, Oregon has won 12 consecutive conference away games.

Scoring Average (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 53.4/19.4
USC - 35.0/19.5

Total Offense (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 540.1 ypg/351.5 ypg
USC - 445.9 ypg/366.0 ypg

Total Yards Per Play (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 6.6 ypp/4.6 ypp
USC - 6.9 ypp/4.9 ypp

Rush Offense (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 330.6 ypg/137.9 ypg
USC - 154.6 ypg/123.3 ypg

Rush Yards Per Play (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 6.2 ypp/3.7 ypp
USC - 5.1 ypp/3.5 ypp

Pass Offense (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 209.5 ypg/213.6 ypg
USC - 291.3 ypg/242.8 ypg

First Downs (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 220/163
USC - 169/173

3rd Down Conversion % (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 49.6/28.4
USC - 32.2/34.8

4th Down Conversion % (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 75/31.6
USC - 47.4/53.9

Punts/Average (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 32, 37.7/56, 41.3
USC - 26, 44.4/41, 40.1

Red Zone Conversion % (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 91.5/54.8
USC - 81.3/73.3

2-Point Conversions (Team/Opponent):

Oregon - 3 for 4/0 for 1
USC - 1 for 5/0 for 4

Takeaways:

Oregon - 23
USC - 23

Giveaways:

Oregon - 17
USC - 18

Penalties/Game:

Oregon - 7.9
USC - 10.4

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