Southern California (USC) falls to the Oregon State (OSU) Beavers

Southern California (USC) falls to the Oregon State (OSU) Beavers
Jacquizz Rodgers

Southern California (USC) falls to the Oregon State (OSU) Beavers 

The college football world was turned upside down last night as the #1 USC Trojans laid an egg against the unranked Oregon State Beavers 27-21.  Even with the week off, the Trojans were not ready for the Beavers as USC committed costly (i.e. dumb) penalties, executed poor tackling and had unforgivable turnovers allowing Oregon State of build a 21-0 halftime lead. 

By Pete Quint

Jacquizz Rodgers Dominates

Mark Sanchez looked like he was going to get things turned around when with 4:00 to play in the third the Trojans pulled to within a touchdown, 21-14.  The Beavers stuck to their game play and rode the back of emerging running back Jacquizz Rodgers.  Rodgers ran for 186 yards on the night as the USC defense had no answer for the freshman.

After capitalizing on a fourth quarter interception, the beavers increased their lead to 27-14 (missed PAT) the Trojans marched down the field and scored making it 27-21 with a minute to go.  The ensuing USC onside kick was recovered by Oregon State and the fans stormed the field as the Beavers celebrated their second victory over the Trojans in the last three years. 

National Championship Breakdown

What does this mean for Ohio State fans?  It means that the door to the national championship is still wide open.  USC won’t drop out of the top ten and the Bucks likely won’t move up much even after a win on Saturday but the shake up at the top leaves the door wide open for anyone to take it.  Since the SEC will beat up on each other and won’t have a team with less than two losses, the ACC is embarrassingly bad and the Big East has proven to be a disappointment this season, the national championship game will be between a PAC 10, Big Ten or a Big 12 team.  In all likelihood, that will equate to USC, Ohio State or Oklahoma.  The USC loss also helps BYU get into the picture.  The non-BSC school has a great shot of going undefeated and USC’s loss might be enough of a crack for the Cougars to squeeze into the national championship game.

Wild and Wacky

Could we have another crazy mixed-up wild and wacky college football season?  Get ready because it’s far from over.
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Ohio State 2018 Football Schedule

Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
ESPN 5:00pm ET

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET