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2020 WEARESC Pac-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WEEK GUIDE: USC vs Oregon

Oregon (3-2, 3-2 PAC-12 NORTH) / No.13 USC (5-0, 5-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)
DEC. 18 (Friday Night): 5 p.m. PST/ 8 P.M. EST
Televised: FOX
Radio: 790KABC
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Coliseum
Capacity: 77,500
Surface: Natural grass

The Coliseum (photo above) will host Friday night’s Pac-12 Championship Game between USC and Oregon.

This Pac-12 Championship Saturday Weekend schedule – Week 7 (Dec. 18/19)

Friday, Dec. 18: Pac-12 Championship Game
Oregon at USC (5 p.m./FOX)

Saturday, Dec. 19
WSU at Utah (10:30 a.m./FS1)
Stanford at UCLA (5 p.m./ ESPN2)
ASU at Oregon State (7:30 p.m./ ESPN)

Note: All times above are Pacific Standard Time.

The opening line: Oregon opened a 3-point favorite to defeat the Trojans.

Projected Friday Los Angeles Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 68 degrees, low of 43 degrees, 37 percent humidity, and 0% precipitation.

The weather for Los Angeles (photo above) on Friday should be a great day, sunny with a high of 68 degrees.


Websites: goducks.com/usctrojans.com

Series History:
USC leads the series over Oregon 38-21-2.
Playing in Los Angeles, Oregon is 8-24-1.

Last Season UO/SC Highlights: See video below

Current players in the NFL (subject to change)

UO: Evan Baylis (Cardinals); Jacob Breeland, De’Anthony Thomas (Ravens); Terrance Mitchell (Browns); Royce Freeman (Broncos); Tyrell Crosby (Lions); Jake Hanson (Packers); Pharoah Brown (Texans); DeForest Buckner (Colts); Justin Herbert (Chargers); Tony Hill, Justin Hollins, Johnny Mundt (Rams); Marcus Mariota (Raiders); Troy Dye (Vikings); Patrick Chung (Patriots); Juwan Johnson, Calvin Throckmorton (Saints); Shane Lemieux (Giants); Henry Mondeaux (Steelers); Ugochukwu Amadi (Seahawks); Kiko Alonso, Arik Armstead, Hroniss Grasu, Dion Jordan; Joe Walker (49ers); Kenjon Barner (Buccaneers).

Former Oregon standout quarterback Justin Herbert (photo above) is now the starter for the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL.

USC: Devon Kennard (Cardinals); Xavier Grimble; Iman Marshall (Ravens); Matt Barkley (Bills); Darion Clark (Bears); Porter Gustin; Malcolm Smith (Browns); Tyron Smith, Antwaun Woods (Cowboys); Jurrell Casey (Broncos); Everson Griffen (Raiders); Marcus Martin (Lions); Steven Mitchell Jr. (Texans); Michael Pittman, Marvell Tell lll (Colts); Nelson Agholor (Raiders); Uchenne Nwosu (Chargers); Robert Woods (Rams); Austin Jackson (Dolphins); Cameron Smith (Vikings); Marqise Lee (Patriots); Leonard Williams (Giants); Sam Darnold; Chuma Edoga (Jets); Nickell Robey-Coleman; Deontay Burnett (Eagles); Zach Banner; JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers); Rasheem Green; Jordan Simmons,; Chad Wheeler (Seahawks); Ronald Jones; Aca’Cedric Ware (Buccaneers); Adoree’ Jackson (Titans).

Former Trojans receiver Robert Woods (photo above) continues to have an outstanding NFL career with the Los Angeles Rams.

College Football Game of Fame Members

UO: Mike Bellotti; Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad); Mel Renfro; Len Casanova; John Beckett; Johnny Kitzmiller; Norm Van Brocklin; Dennis Erickson.

Former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti (photo above) is in the College Football Hall of Fame.

USC: Marcus Allen; Jon Arnett; John Baker; Hal Bedsole; Ricky Bell; Tony Boselli; Tay Brown; Brad Budde; Paul Cleary; Sam Cunningham; Anthony Davis; Morley Drury; John Ferraro; Mike Garrett; Frank Gifford; Mort Kaer; Matt Leinart; Ronnie Lott; Mike McKeever; Dan McMillian; Erny Pinchert; Troy Polamalu; Marvin Powell; Aaron Rosenberg; OJ Simpson; Ernie Smith; Harry Smith; Lynn Swann; Cotton Wilburton; Charles White; Richard Wood; Ron Yary; Charles Young; Howard Jones (HC); John McKay (HC); John Robinson (HC); Mel Hein (AC); Aubrey Devine (AC); Bob Blackman (AC); Rickey Huntley (AC); Ken O’Brien (AC); Don Coryell (AC); RC Slocum (AC); Mike McGee (AD). 

Former Trojans head coach John Robinson (photo above) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

UO: Dan Fouts; Alphonse Leemans; Mel Renfro; Norm Van Brocklin; Dave Wilcox; Gary Zimmerman.

Former Oregon quarterback and legend Dan Fouts (photo above) is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

USC: Marcus Allen; Red Badgro; Frank Gifford; Ronnie Lott; Bruce Matthews; Ron Mix; Anthony Munoz; Junior Seau; OJ Simpson; Lynn Swann; Willie Wood; Ron Yary; Troy Polamalu; Al Davis (owner); Joe Gibbs (coach); Mel Hein (coach).

Former Trojans Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson (photo above) is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

UO: Steve Prefontaine (Olympics); Neil Everett (ESPN); Harry Glickman (owner of the Portland Trail Blazers; Ann Curry (NBC Today Show); Ken Kesey (author); Kaitlin Olson (actress); Dan Wieden (advertising); Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman (Nike); Lisa Bell Wallace (co-founder of Reader’s Digest)

Former Oregon alum Phil Knight (photo above on left) is known worldwide for being the brains behind Nike.

USC: Neil Armstrong (astronaut); George Lucas (creator of Star Wars); Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.); John Wayne (actor); Will Ferrell (comedian and actor); Frank Gehry (Pritzker Prize-winning architect); Jerry Buss (late owner of Los Angeles Lakers); Gary Anderson (symbol designer); Warren Christopher (former Secretary of State)

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); America Ferrera (actress); Ron Howard (actor/director/producer) and Julie Chen (journalist); Fayez Tarawneh (former Jordanian Prime Minister); Pat Nixon (former first lady); Forest Whitaker (actor); Robert Zemeckis (director, producer, screenwriter); Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).

Legendary Hollywood actor John Wayne (photo above) is a Trojans alumni and also played on the USC football team.


Author
Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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