USC Trojans

Series History


The USC Trojans and Oregon State Beavers first clashed in 1914 with the Beavers going away from Tacoma, WA with a 38-6 victory. OSU added their second win of the series in 1916 and since then have managed to beat the Trojans just seven times in over 90 years.

Currently (2007), USC owns a 58-8-4 lead and a 6-19-1 advantage in Oregon. The Trojans have won five of the last seven and 33 of the last 35.


Last 10 Matchups

Year Result Score Site
2007 L 3-24 Los Angeles
2006 W 33-31 Corvallis
2004 L 20-28 Corvallis
2003 L 28-52 Los Angeles
2002 L 0-22 Los Angeles
2001 L 13-16 (OT) Los Angeles
2000 W 31-21 Corvallis
1999 L 29-37 Los Angeles
1998 L 20-40 Los Angeles
1997 L 0-23 Corvallis

Series Quick Facts

Series Record: USC leads 58-9-4

Largest USC Victory: 63-0 (1985, Los Angeles)
Largest OSU Victory: 38-6 (1914, Tacoma)

Longest USC Winning Streak: 26 games (1968-99)
Longest OSU Winning Streak: Two games (1914, 1916)

- The Beavers and Trojans have played against each other in three states and five different towns. OSU and USC have squared off in Corvallis, OR, Portland, OR, Tacoma, WA, Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA.

- USC has shutout the Beavers 16 times.

- The teams have tied each other twice (1933, 1940) with a a 0-0 score.

Notable Games

2006: Oregon State and undefeated (6-0) USC met at Corvallis and the Beavers held off a late Trojan rally to upset No. 3-ranked USC 33-31, snapping the Trojans' 27-game Pac-10 winning streak.

OSU PK Alexis Serna's fourth field goal of the game had given the Beavers a 33-10 lead late in the third quarter, but SC came storming back. Trojan QB John David Booty threw three late touchdown passes to draw USC to 33-31, but Beaver DE Jeff Van Orsow batted down Booty's two point conversion attempt with seven seconds left to preserve the win.

The 33 points by the Beavers were their most against the Trojans since getting 38 in the initial game of the series in 1914. USC outgained OSU 492-351 as Booty passed for 406 yards and the three TDs, but the Trojans were done in by four turnovers, their most since 2003.

TB Clinton Polk, filling in for injured All-Pac-10 TB Yvenson Bernard, rushed for an even 100 yards for the Beavs.

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