College Football
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Oregon 56, Southern California 24
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Temperature: 77°
Head Official: Steve Strimling
Attendance: 63011

Justin Herbert threw three touchdown passes, rushed for a fourth score, and No. 7-ranked Oregon rolled to a 56-24 win over USC on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Juwan Johnson caught all three of Herbert's scoring passes, the second of which capped a drive in which Herbert briefly left the game. In a scary moment for the Ducks, the quarterback took a late, low hit and spent several moments on the turf before walking to the sideline under his own power.

Herbert returned and found Johnson on a 15-yard strike.

Herbert completed 21-of-26 passes for 225 yards. Johnson caught seven passes for 106 yards. A 37-yard connection between the two early in the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback Tyler Shough's 35-yard strike to Mycah Pittman capped a 35-point Ducks deluge that began just before halftime.

Oregon (8-1, 6-0 Pac-12 Conference) erased an early 10-0 deficit with Herbert's 10-yard touchdown run, a 2-yard scoring rush from Jaylon Redd, and Brady Breeze's 32-yard pick-six of USC quarterback Kedon Slovis.

USC (5-4, 4-2) drove 74 yards in the next 1:56, capped by Slovis' 13-yard pass to Michael Pittman Jr. (Mycah's brother), which cut the Oregon lead to 21-17. But Mykael Wright took the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, and it was all Ducks from there.

Oregon overcame a sluggish start, which included Herbert throwing just his second interception of the season. The Isaiah Pola-Mao pick set up the Trojans deep in Oregon territory with the chance to go ahead by two touchdowns following Drake London's 8-yard scoring grab from Slovis, but the Oregon defense limited USC to a field goal.

The Ducks' defense limited USC to just three yards per play and picked off Slovis three times. Deommodore Lenoir and Verone McKinley III joined Breeze, who also recovered a USC fumble in the red zone during the first half.

Both teams incurred a bevy of penalties. USC was flagged eight times for 92 yards. Oregon was penalized 11 times for 157 yards.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Oregon   Southern California
Travis Dye Player Kenan Christon
12 Attempts 15
75 Yards 79
6.2 Avg Yards 5.3
0 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Receiving
Oregon   Southern California
Juwan Johnson Player Tyler Vaughns
7 Receptions 8
106 Yards 75
15.1 Avg Yards 9.4
3 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Oregon 405 139 266 8 0 3 3.0 1
Southern California 355 91 264 3 1 1 2.0 0