Oregon At USC: By The Numbers

Saturday's prime-time matchup between the USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks figures to be a high-octane battle of two of the best offenses in the country. Both squads are led by sophomore quarterbacks, Matt Barkley of USC and Darron Thomas of Oregon. Here is a look at Saturday's matchup, by the numbers:

  • USC is ranked seventh nationally, second in the Pac-10 in total offense, averaging 494.0 yards per game
  • Oregon is ranked 30th nationally, third in the Pac-10 in total defense, allowing 331.6 yards per game
  • USC is ranked 14th nationally, third in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, averaging 37.4 points per game
  • Oregon is ranked 12th nationally, second in the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 15.9 points per game
  • USC is ranked 18th nationally, third in the Pac-10 in rushing offense, averaging 213.0 yards per game
  • Oregon is ranked 37th nationally, fourth in the Pac-10 in rushing defense, allowing 127.1 yards per game
  • USC is ranked 22nd nationally, third in the Pac-10 in passing offense, averaging 281.0 yards per game
  • Oregon is ranked 52nd nationally, third in the Pac-10 in passing defense, allowing 204.4 yards per game
  • USC has converted on 27 of 29 trips into the red zone (23 touchdowns, four field goals), a 93.1% conversion rate
  • Oregon has converted on 33 of 38 trips into the red zone (25 touchdowns, eight field goals), a 86.8% conversion rate
  • Oregon is ranked first nationally, first in the Pac-10 in total offense, averaging 569.1 yards per game
  • USC is ranked 87th nationally, seventh in the Pac-10 in total defense, allowing 402.4 yards per game
  • Oregon is ranked first nationally, first in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, averaging 55.1 yards per game
  • USC is ranked tied for 60th nationally, tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 24.3 points per game
  • Oregon is ranked third nationally, first in the Pac-10 in rushing offense, averaging 308.4 yards per game
  • USC is ranked 39th nationally, fifth in the Pac-10 in rushing defense, allowing 128.4 yards per game
  • Oregon is ranked tied for 31st nationally, fourth in the Pac-10 in passing offense, averaging 260.7 yards per game
  • USC is ranked 112th nationally (out of 120 teams), ninth in the Pac-10 in passing defense, allowing 274.0 yards per game
  • Oregon has allowed just 23 points in the second half this season (seven games), including just seven in the fourth quarter
  • USC has allowed its opponents to score on their final drive in six of seven games (all but Washington State)

Expect a shootout Saturday night at the Coliseum.

For more USC news and information, be sure to read SB Nation blog Conquest Chronicles.

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