The latest edition of Pac-12 After Dark saw the Oregon Ducks secure a home victory over the USC Trojans.
Keys to the Game
The Oregon Ducks’ downfield coverage was vital to their defensive success, with USC’s offense stalling when the Ducks maintained their downfield coverage. USC’s scoring drives were driven by Caleb Williams’ deep balls, and although he made impressive throws, Bo Nix’s long balls proved unstoppable.
USC’s zone coverage was exploited by the Oregon WRs and TEs, easily finding the soft spots and disrupting the Trojans’ zones.
Oregon struggled with their ground game initially but managed to get it going in the fourth quarter, led by Bucky Irving.
The Ducks maintained secure tackling throughout the game, limiting the Trojans’ ball carriers.
Bo Nix, Troy Franklin, Tez Johnson, Evan Williams, Bucky Irving, and Terrance Ferguson emerged as top performers with standout stats.
Bo Nix’s performance, Oregon’s rushing yards, and remarkable receiver stats were key standout stats of the game.
The Ducks’ defense effectively contained Caleb Williams, and Zachariah Branch struggled with kick returns.
Oregon accrued multiple penalties for a total of 120 yards.
Next up, the Ducks will travel to Tempe, Arizona, for their final road game of the 2023 regular season. The following week, they will face Oregon State in the last Civil War matchup of the Pac-12 era. For the full story, visit Ducks Wire.
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