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Trojans will try to extend streak of not giving up a touchdown pass

Trojans will try to extend streak of not giving up a touchdown pass
USC cornerback Kevon Seymour breaks up a pass intended for Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin, right. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

USC's defense has not given up a touchdown pass this season.

That distinction could be tested Saturday when the Trojans face Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici, who will start again in place of injured Taylor Kelly.

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Bercovici completed 42 of 68 passes for 488 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions, in last week's 62-27 loss to UCLA.

USC has intercepted seven passes, including two last week in its 35-10 victory over Oregon State.

Sophomore Su'a Cravens, who moved from safety to linebacker, returned one interception 31 yards for a touchdown. Sophomore safety Leon McQuay III also intercepted a pass that was tipped by freshman cornerback Adoree' Jackson.

Linebackers Anthony Sarao and Michael Hutchings, safety Gerald Bowman, cornerback Chris Hawkins and lineman Leonard Williams also have intercepted passes.

Twitter: @LATimesklein

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