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USC Vs. Cal: Trojans Dominate Bears, 48-14

The USC Trojans played their best game of the season, crushing the Cal Bears 48-14 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, snapping a two-game losing streak, and providing something positive heading into their bye week as they prepare for Oregon.

The Trojans' 34-point margin of victory was the most over Cal since a 55-14 drubbing in Berkeley in 2001, Pete Carroll's first season.

Here are some eye-popping numbers from the game, which pushed USC to 5-2, and 2-2 in the Pac-10:

  • USC racked up 602 net offensive yards, the second time the Trojans have amassed 600 yards this season. They had 613 yards against Washington State.
  • Matt Barkley tied a USC record with five touchdown passes, and was 25-for-37 with 351 passing yards
  • Freshman Robert Woods caught seven passes for 117 yards and two scores
  • Ronald Johnson caught seven passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns
  • The USC defense, which entered the game 100th in the nation in yards allowed, gave up just 244 total yards and 11 first downs to Cal
  • USC has now won seven straight games against Cal, by an average of 29-10.

USC has a bye next week, before hosting the Oregon Ducks on October 30.

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