Run and Shoot: Stats Tell the Story as USC Maintains Control

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Stats Tell the Story as USC Maintains Control

LOS ANGELES -- Ok. This game has officially become a snoozer as USC maintains its 24-3 lead with about seven minutes left in the third quarter; so I'll give you a breakdown of the pertinent stats.

The most telling statistic of the game is USC's five sacks of quarterback Sean Canfield for a loss of 30 yards. When you compare those numbers to Canfield's seven completions for 51 yards, it's a pretty sad day or the Oregon State offense. When Canfield hasn't been sacked, he's been under intense pressure. He fumbled the ball once and threw an interception right before getting hit.

The Oregon State running game hasn't been much better, logging 37 yards on 18 carries. The only reason USC isn't posting a shutout right now is because John David Booty fumbled the ball to set up Oregon State in the red zone. And the Beavers still just managed a field goal from there.

The USC offense has done enough with its consistent short fields to take complete control of the game. John David Booty is 17-of-26 with 151 yards and two touchdowns. In all, USC has outgained Oregon State on offense 204 yards to 103. But most importantly, the Trojans have turned the ball over just once to avoid letting the Beavers back in the game.

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