NCAAF Game Recap - USC at Oregon State
Sat Nov 3, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

Ala
29
LSU
0
F
Lou
16
Clem
77
F
ND
31
NW
21
F
PSU
7
Mich
42
F
UGA
34
KY
17
F
Okla
51
TxTch
46
F
Neb
31
OHSt
36
F
Temp
40
UCF
52
F
Cal
13
WaSt
19
F
WVU
42
Tex
41
F
Mizzu
38
Fla
17
F
Utah
20
AzSt
38
F
Hou
31
SMU
45
F
UtSt
56
Hawaii
17
F
Iowa
36
Purd
38
F
Fres
48
UNLV
3
F
LaTec
3
MisSt
45
F
Syr
41
Wake
24
F
Pitt
23
UVA
13
F
BC
31
VaTec
21
F
TxAM
24
Aub
28
F
MiaOH
42
Buff
51
F
Kent
35
BGSU
28
F
Ball
13
Toled
45
F
Ohio
59
WestMI
14
F
NIU
36
Akr
26
F
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10
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29
F
Colo
34
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42
F
Rut
17
Wisc
31
F
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48
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44
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27
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3
F
OkSt
31
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35
F
MSU
24
MD
3
F
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7
E Mi
17
F
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59
ECU
41
F
AF
14
Army
17
F
GATec
38
UNC
28
F
SJSU
9
Wyo
24
F
TxSt
40
GASt
31
F
GaSo
25
ULMon
44
F
SoAl
14
ArkSt
38
F
Marsh
24
SMiss
26
F
ULLaf
16
Troy
26
F
K St
13
TCU
14
F
UTEP
34
Rice
26
F
Minn
31
Ill
55
F
Tul
41
SoFL
15
F
FlaSt
28
NCSt
47
F
Lib
59
UMass
62
F(2OT)
Navy
0
Cin
42
F
AlcSt
42
NMSt
52
F
Char
3
Tenn
14
F
App
23
CoCar
7
F
UConn
19
Tuls
49
F
Duke
20
MiaFL
12
F
UCLA
21
Oreg
42
F
UTSA
3
UAB
52
F
FlAtl
49
FLInt
14
F
Stan
23
Wash
27
F
USC
38
OreSt
21
F
SDSU
31
NM
23
F
BYU
16
Boise
21
F

USC 38, Oregon State 21

Nov 3, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT

Final

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USC (5-4)

7

14

7

10

38

Oregon State (2-7)

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14

7

0

21

Ware runs for 205 yards, 3 TDs as USC beats Oregon St. 38-21
Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:02 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Southern California coach Clay Helton said his offensive line wanted to control the game. And there's no question they opened up massive holes, for which Helton was thankful in his first time this season handling play calling duties for the Trojans.

"It's so easy as a play caller when the run is going, because it sets up so many other opportunities. . It set up our explosive plays and over 500 yards of offense," Helton added.

Aca'Cedric Ware rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, including 57-yard and 62-yard scoring sprints, as Southern California beat Oregon State 38-21 on Saturday night.

"The o-line, they did their thing today. Every time the running game is going good, it's because of them," Ware said.

JT Daniels threw for 177 yards and a touchdown and Vavae Malepeai added 101 yards rushing for the Trojans (5-4, 4-3 Pac-12), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Jake Luton went 31-for-45 for 301 yards and a touchdown and Isaiah Hodgins had 129 yards receiving for the Beavers (2-7, 1-5).

"We just didn't have enough tonight," Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said.

Southern California stormed out to a 21-0 lead thanks in part to a grinding 17-play first drive and a lightning strike 57-yarder from Ware on the Trojans' second possession.

But Oregon State recovered and trailed 21-14 at the half. The Beavers' second touchdown, an 11-yard catch by Noah Togiai with four seconds before the break, capped an 85-yard drive that lasted just 67 seconds.

Southern California opened the second half with a drive that led to a 2-yard Ware touchdown, but Oregon State responded with its own touchdown run by Artavis Pierce.

With 11:53 remaining, Ware uncorked his 62-yarder to make the score 35-21.

Daniels suffered a concussion two weeks ago versus Utah and returned as the Southern California starter on Saturday.

Luton returned as the starter for Oregon State after missing four weeks with an ankle injury. Last week, he came in during the second half against Colorado and passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns and was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southern California: Helton, a former offensive coordinator for the Trojans, took over play calling duties and fired the offensive line coach after last week's loss. The offense looked particularly crisp to open the game and at the start of the second half. . Southern California averaged 7.5 yards per carry against the Beavers defense. . Just one more win makes Southern California bowl eligible.

Oregon State: The Trojans looked determined to stuff the run, but with Luton back behind center, the Beavers are a different team. Oregon State's remaining schedule appears brutal, but if Luton can stay healthy, things look somewhat brighter.

WIDE OPEN SOUTH: The Pac-12 South leaders - Southern California, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State - all have three losses. "We put ourselves back in position. The south is wide open," Helton said.

FUN TIMES: Helton said that the Trojans showed poise and players were feeding off each other's energy. "It was cool to look up and see them dancing at the beginning of the fourth quarter. There was a lot of fun. And in that locker room, we let out a huge scream, all together, just letting out a bunch of frustration," Helton added.

SLOW STARTS: Smith noted Oregon State's trend of slow starts. "It's not a lack of effort. I don't think it's a lack of focus. For whatever reason, we haven't scored first in games," he added. The Beavers' opponents have scored first in every Pac-12 game this season.

UP NEXT

Southern California hosts California on Nov. 10.

Oregon State plays at Stanford on Nov. 10.

Passing

USC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Daniels 26 14 53.8 1 177 41 0 88.1
OreSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Hernandez 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. Luton 45 31 68.9 1 301 43 0 94.8

Rushing

USC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Ware 17 205 12.1 62 3
V. Malepeai 15 101 6.7 20 0
OreSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jefferson 18 58 3.2 18 0
J. Colletto 2 11 5.5 6 1

Receiving

USC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Williams 3 77 25.7 41 1
T. Vaughns 3 41 13.7 24 0
OreSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Hodgins 8 129 16.1 43 0
T. Bradford 10 63 6.3 14 0

Fumbles

USC F FL
T. Vaughns 1 0
V. Malepeai 1 1

Returning

USC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
V. Jones Jr. 3 25.3 0 37 0 - 0 0
S. Carr 1 16.0 0 16 0 - 0 0
OreSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Bradford 1 55.0 0 55 0 - 0 0
C. Flemings 1 12.0 0 12 0 - 0 0

Punting

USC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Budrovich 3 100 33.3 39
OreSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Rodriguez 5 211 42.2 52

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

USC OreSt
Points For 38 21
Total Yards 509 332
Rushing Yards 332 31
Passing Yards 177 301
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/26 31/46
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 4/1 0/0
First Downs 25 24
Penalties - Yards 6/52 4/28
Time Of Possession 49:49 11:11
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/14 9/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 3/33 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter USC OreSt
USC 9:22 TD Stephen Carr 8 yd run (Michael Brown kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter USC OreSt
USC 0:10 TD Aca'Cedric Ware 57 yd run (Michael Brown kick) 14 0
USC 7:47 TD Devon Williams 41 yd pass from JT Daniels (Michael Brown kick) 21 0
OreSt 10:45 TD Jack Colletto 6 yd run (Jordan Choukair kick) 21 7
OreSt 14:56 TD Noah Togiai 11 yd pass from Jake Luton (Jordan Choukair kick) 21 14
3rd Quarter USC OreSt
USC 4:18 TD Aca'Cedric Ware 2 yd run (Michael Brown kick) 28 14
OreSt 8:37 TD Artavis Pierce 6 yd run (Jordan Choukair kick) 28 21
4th Quarter USC OreSt
USC 3:07 TD Aca'Cedric Ware 62 yd run (Michael Brown kick) 35 21
USC 10:18 FG Michael Brown 46 yd FG 38 21

Game Information

Stadium: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
Attendance: 35,187
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