Saturday, November 20, 2010
Halftime: Oregon State 20, USC 0
By Ted Miller
Oregon State, the team that ended Washington State's 16-game Pac-10 losing streak last weekend, is dominating USC 20-0 at halftime.
And we might get to see Mitch Mustain after Matt Barkley appeared to suffer an injury at the end of the half.
Barkley wasn't sharp before he got hurt. Oregon State got a pick-6 -- 65 yards from Jordan Poyer -- and the Trojans looked sloppy and uninspired while the Beavers looked motivated to put last weekend's embarrassment behind them.
The key: Beavers running back Jacquizz Rodgers getting in rhythm in both the running -- 12 carries, 68 yards, TD -- and passing games (five receptions, 48 yards).
The Beavers need this win to have a fighting shot for bowl eligibility.
USC? It suddenly looks flat and unmotivated.