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Tempo isn't everything in USC's win over Oregon State
Tempo isn't everything in USC's win over Oregon State

Captain Obvious now thinks USC's opening 52-13 win over Fresno State was a misleading movie trailer. Those 105 plays feel like 105 years ago. The up-tempo, razzle-dazzle promise of Steve Sarkisian's debut has gravitated to a colder, workaday truth. We now know Fresno State was a folding chair. And that USC won an entirely different game at Stanford, and lost an entirely different game at Boston College. That delivered us to Saturday night's Pac-12 game against Oregon State, far more rough-and-tumble than run-and-shoot. One sensed USC fans had already put Sark on an early performance clock. They dutifully showed up at the Coliseum and cheered at the right times. ...

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