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4-3, 3rd in Pac 12 - South

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the fact that Cal is playing on a short week and USC is coming off a bye, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the game falls under the agree-upon scheduling parameters. The Bears played a double-overtime game against Oregon on Friday, which gave them five days in between games. That USC is coming off a bye was not taken into account.

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Watch: California at USC

USC has won the last 12 games against Cal on the field (2005 later vacated) by an average of 17.8 points per game. The Trojans are three-TD favorites at home. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said he's monitoring stadium developments in Inglewood, Las Vegas and Oakland as possible future destinations for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The best addition to the Coliseum this season.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Thursday Night Football in Los Angeles.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC looks to extend its winning streak to four games against Cal later tonight (7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN). The Trojans sit a game back of Colorado and Utah in the Pac-12 title race.

ESPN Stats & Info

Trojans expected to win fourth straight

After a 1-3 start, USC has won three straight. ESPN's FPI expects the Trojans to make it four with a win over Cal (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). Both teams are 4-3 entering the contest.

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What's wrong with Pac-12's powers?

When Stanford dropped out of the AP poll two weeks ago, it was the first time since 1999 that neither Stanford, USC nor Oregon were ranked, per the Pac-12. Ivan Maisel's notes

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Champ. Drive: Cal, USC With A Lot To Prove

Ivan Maisel, Chris Low and Ryan McGee discuss Thursday's matchup between Cal & USC, noting that both teams have shown marked improvement after slow starts.

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#CFBrank: Jackson still a force for USC

The lone Trojan to make the list, Adoree' Jackson comes in at No. 41 in the latest #CFBrank. Despite dropping ten spots from our previous rank, the DB continues to be an impact player for USC. Top-50 rankings

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13hKyle Bonagura

How Sam Darnold unexpectedly saved USC's season

The Trojans were teetering on the edge of collapse early in the season. Enter the freshman QB, who has breathed new life into a once-lost season.

Dr. Jerry Punch ESPN Commentator 

Prepping for USC/Cal at 10:30pm Thursday. Meeting w USC offensive Coordinator Tee Martin. Trojan HC Clay Helton describes him as "one of the most complete coaches I've ever been around; quality person, great coach and outstanding recruiter." Helton's Trojans on roll!

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1dKevin Gemmell and Kyle Bonagura

What to watch: Cal at USC

Cal's ground attack has been unstoppable, but USC has history -- and the Coliseum -- on its side.


McFarland on Big Ten, Pac-12 and more

ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland talks about the Big Ten, Pac-12, reminisces with Keyshawn about playing through Chicago winters and explains what coach Ed Orgeron has to do to keep his job at LSU.

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2dKC Joyner

Why the Pac-12 is still the land of quarterbacks

Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson reside in the ACC while the Big Ten and Big 12 have great signal callers too. But no conference has a deeper group under center than the Pac-12.

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2dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.038th
Rushing Yards177.060th
Points For28.373rd
Points Against24.043rd

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