The USC Trojans will have a large audience on homecoming, as they will host the Oregon Ducks on Saturday at 5 p.m. PDT. The game will be televised by ABC, with Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, and Erin Andrews on the call. The ABC/ESPN telecast will be seen by 79% of the country, per ESPN:
For the 21% of the country that won't get the game on ABC, the televast is available on ESPN3.com.
In addition, the ESPN College Gameday crew of Chris Fowler, Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Andrews and the gang will be live from the Coliseum on Saturday morning, preparing for the battle between the No. 1 Ducks and No. 24 Trojans. This season, home teams that hosted ESPN College Gameday are undefeated:
September 11: Alabama 24, Penn State 3
September 18: Auburn 27, Clemson 24
September 25: Boise State 37, Oregon State 24
October 2: Oregon 52, Stanford 31
October 9: South Carolina 35, Alabama 21
October 16: Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 18
October 23: Missouri 36, Oklahoma 27
The top-ranked team in the Associated Press poll lost on ABC Saturday night college football on October 9 and October 16, and the BCS No. 1 Sooners lost last Saturday night.The last road team to win at a location which hosted ESPN College Gameday was Oregon, who defeated the Arizona Wildcats last November 21.
USC is 7-11 all-time against AP No. 1 teams, but hasn't faced a No. 1 team since 1992.
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