USC-Oregon State Report Card
JT Daniels had two beautiful throws, including one where Michael Pittman dropped it after getting hit hard. But otherwise he had three passes tipped; was slow in the pocket and looked like usually does with long stretches of unmemorable play. But Clay Helton will play him over Jack Sears at all costs.
If Aca'Cedric Ware could play like he did against Arizona and Oregon State every week, he would be a nationally known player. But USC does not play Arizona and Oregon State every week.
Oregon State's run defense is ranked No. 125 nationally and looked worse than that. So the USC offensive line batp on an easy target. Who has a longer leash on their starting spot? JT Daniels or Toa Lobendahn?
Life is good when you play against a poor offensive line. Too bad USC doesn't look like this against good teams.
The return of Cameron Smith meant what exactly? I didn't notice a difference.
Iman Marshall had another pass intereference penalty and yet I see on twitter that people believe he is an All-American candidate. Clay Helton said Jonathan Lockett had his best game of the season. Why hasn't he played all season?
There was a long kick return for Oregon State but it's a good thing when you can't say special teams contributed to a loss.
USC made the wrong decision at QB and then let Oregon State back into the game after taking a 21-0 lead. What happens if the refs didn't blow the fumble return for a TD by Oregon State with 13 minutes left? Sorry but USC looked sloppy as ever. But they play in the lousy division of a terrible conference. Go Rose Bowl!