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2017 Schedule
3-0, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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USC favored at unbeaten Cal

USC is riding a 13-game winning streak against Cal, the last Golden Bears victory coming in overtime in 2003 with Aaron Rodgers at QB. This is the first time both teams are unbeaten in their matchup since 2004 (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN App).

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Kiper expects big things from Darnold (0:42)
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USC gets top LB Nwosu (knee) back in practice

Trojans linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, who sprained his knee in last week's win over Texas, was back at practice on Wednesday. Coach Clay Helton is optimistic he'll be ready to face California on Saturday.

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Herbstreit: USC Better Come To Play Against Cal

Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons discuss the unbeaten showdown between USC and Cal, saying that it's not out of the question for Cal to pull the upset.

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McShay's Top 32: Darnold holds onto top spot

Sam Darnold's questionable decision making has done nothing to take any shine off him. He remains a potential franchise quarterback.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC OLB Porter Gustin (foot) was one of several Trojans that did not practice Tuesday and it's unclear what his status will be for Saturday's game against Cal. WRs Steven Mitchell and Joseph Lewis, NB Ajene Harris and DL Rasheem Green also didn't go. RB Ronald Jones II and LB Uchenna Nwosu started practice, but did not finish due to apparent injuries.

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More tests ahead for Trojans

After escaping with an overtime win over Texas, USC has three currently undefeated opponents on its schedule over the next four weeks, including two ranked opponents. The schedule softens some down the stretch before a visit from Josh Rosen and UCLA in mid-November.

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Nwosu on win against Texas

USC outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu discusses the Trojans' win against Texas this past weekend, his journey to USC, how he will approach future games this season and why he almost quit football in high school.

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USC looks ahead, prepares for Cal

Helton discusses their win over Texas and Brittany Abercrombie talks women's volleyball. Plus, USC's Chase McGrath comments on his game winning field goal & USC defensive coordinator explains how they are preparing for Cal.

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Picking the conference champs after Week 3

Our two experts are split on which school will come out on top in the Pac-12. They can't even agree on which division the winner will come from.

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L.A.'s NFL appetite isn't promising so far

Sunday marked the first time since Dec. 24, 1994 that two regular-season NFL games were played in Los Angeles on the same day, and the results weren't pretty. Between Dolphins-Chargers (25,381) and Redskins-Rams (56,612), the games had a lower combined attendance than USC's game against Texas on Saturday.

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Campus Conversation: Examining Week 3's Biggest Winners And Losers

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel and Ryan McGee discussed what can be learned from the USC/Texas and Florida/Tennessee thrillers, Mississippi State and Clemson's big wins and more. Plus, a conversation with Mark Schlabach on the state of the SEC and another installment of "Talk Nerdy To Me."

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Trojans continue to fight on

WeAreSC.com's Garry Paskwietz explains what made this weekend's win against Texas special, why the Trojans are well prepared going into the heart of the Pac-12 schedule and what concerns him the most about this current roster.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC OLB Porter Gustin has a strained bicep and should be considered 50/50 for this week's game at Cal, coach Clay Helton said.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the valiant effort at USC, Texas is amazingly now 1-2 for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

FPI may not be the biggest fan of USC, but strength of record respects the Trojans' resume.

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Cincy defied slimmest of odds in win

Bearcats S Malik Clements' pick-six with 1:42 left sealed a thrilling come-from-behind victory that, at one point, saw them with less than 0.5 percent of a chance to win.

Team Stats

Passing Yards334.015th
Rushing Yards203.339th
Points For39.3Tied-29th
Points Against26.377th

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