LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Herbert passed for 225 yards and threw
three touchdown passes to Juwan Johnson in the second half, and
Oregon recovered from a slow start to cruise to its eighth
Freshman Mykael Wright returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown
shortly after Brady Breeze returned an interception 32 yards for a
score late in the second quarter for the Ducks (8-1, 6-0 Pac-12).
Oregon erased an early 10-0 deficit by scoring a touchdown after
each of four turnovers by USC freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis
during a 19-minute stretch spanning halftime.
Herbert and receiver Jaylon Redd rushed for touchdowns in the first
half for Oregon, which remained on track for the Pac-12 North title
and a good shot at the College Football Playoff despite a rough
start at the Coliseum. Johnson, the Ducks' senior Penn State
transfer, had seven catches for 106 yards after making just six
previous receptions all season.
USC (5-4, 4-2) fell out of first place in the Pac-12 South with its
third loss in five games.