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USC vs. #1

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The AP #1 Oregon Ducks are coming into the Coliseum Saturday, but you knew that already.

While the Trojans have played many games recently as the #1 team in the country, they have not played against the nation's best since 1992.

They have not hosted #1 since 1988 and they have not beaten #1 since 1984.

In short, Saturday night in a cardinal Coliseum presents the opportunity to do something that has not been done at Troy in 26 years.

Here's the full list of USC versus #1:

YEAR      OPPONENT           RESULT          LOCATION            USC RANK
1937       California                 L, 20-6                   A                              11
1938       Notre Dame             W, 13-0                  H                              8
1942       Ohio State               L, 28-12                 A                               --
1947       Notre Dame             L, 38-7                   H                              3
1949       Notre Dame             L, 32-0                   A                              17
1951       California                 W, 21-14                A                              11
1954       Ohio State                L, 20-7                  N (Rose)                  17
1961       Iowa                         L, 35-34*               H                              --
1964       Notre Dame             W, 20-17                H                             --
1966       Notre Dame             L, 51-0                   H                             10
1967       UCLA                       W, 21-20                H                              4
1968       Ohio State                L, 27-16                 N (Rose)                  2
1978       Alabama                  W, 24-14                A (Birmingham)        7
1979       Ohio State               W, 17-16                N (Rose)                   3
1984       Washington              W, 16-7                  H                             12
1988       Notre Dame             L, 27-10                 H                               2
1989       Notre Dame             L, 28-24                 A                               9
1992       Washington              L, 17-10                 A                              20

*USC failed on 2-point conversion with 48 seconds to play

USC has a 7-11 record against AP No. 1-ranked teams, including 4-4 in the Coliseum. 

Ranked Trojan teams are 6-9 against AP #1 squads.  USC's 7 wins over AP #1 teams are second only to Notre Dame's 8.

The Coliseum awaits the #1 Ducks.
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