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History on Trojans' side against Oregon State
History on Trojans' side against Oregon State

It's been a while since USC lost to Oregon State at the Coliseum. More than half a century. In 1960, the Trojans lost, 14-0. They have since won 22 consecutive home games against the Beavers. So USC, which is coming off an open date, has an historical reason for confidence as it begins preparations Monday for Saturday night's Pac-12 Conference game against Oregon State. But there is no predicting the Trojans' frame of mind at kickoff. The last time USC played a game, on Sept. 13 at Boston College, the Trojans lost, 37-31. The defeat dropped USC from No. 9 to No. 17 in the Associated Press media poll. The Trojans fell to No. 18 in the poll released Sunday. ...

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