Pac-12 North title on the line as Oregon hosts USC
No. 4 Oregon (9-1, 7-0) takes on No. 18 USC (8-2, 5-2) Saturday night at Autzen Stadium. With a win, Oregon would clinch the Pac-12 North title and gain the right to host the inaugural conference championship game on Dec. 2.
TV: The game kicks off at 5:12 p.m. with ABC broadcasting the game nationally. Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox will announce the game.
RADIO: Westwood One carries the game on its national radio network. The Oregon Sports Network, featuring Jerry Allen, Mike Jorgensen and Jay Allen, will carry the game locally on KUGN 590-AM.
SERIES: USC leads the series, 37-18-2, but the teams have split the past 18 games and Oregon has won three of its last four against the Trojans.
WEATHER: Better bundle up if you're going to the game. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to low 30s at game with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.
STREAKING: After Boise State's loss at home to TCU last week, Oregon now owns the nation's longest home winning streak at 21. The Ducks also have won 19 straight conference games, the longest streak in the Pac-12 and second in the nation to TCU's 22.
LMJ WATCH: Standout running back LaMichael James needs just 8 yards to reach 5,224 career all-purpose yards and surpass current leader Derek Loville.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Two faculty members will be recognized at halftime.
Associate Professor of Biology Jessica Green, a 2011 Technology, Entertainment and Design Senior Fellow, is studying the complex ecosystems of microorganisms existing in buildings and their connections to issues ranging from the spread of infectious diseases to maximizing building energy efficiency.
Jason Lindo, Assistant Professor of Economics, was named a 2011 Faculty Research Fellow by the National Bureau of Economic Research in recognition of his research on children, young adults, and the determinants of health, student achievement, and economic success.