USC vs. Cal: Five Things To Watch For

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Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) scores on a 71-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1) The Big Play

While neither the Bears nor the Trojans put up big points on a regular basis, both teams have shown the ability to hit it big on a single play. USC has ripped off eight plays of 50 or more yards this season while Cal has nine. Marqise Lee showed off his explosive play ability against Oregon State with a long opening touchdown grab, but the Trojans also saw a bit of that same spark in Buck Allen, who dashed and dodged for a 52-yard score. Throw in Nelson Agholor’s potentially deadly speed and there could be trouble for the Bear defense which has given up a Pac-12 worst ten plays of 50+ yards.

Cal also has its deep threats though. Sophomore wide out Chris Harper has had six plays that went longer than 40 yards this season, which is second to only Brandin Cooks this year. Bryce Treggs is also a playmaker with four 30+ yard plays.

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Topics: Buck Allen, California Bears, J.R. Tavai, Jabari Ruffin, Leonard Williams, Marqise Lee, Morgan Breslin, Nelson Agholor, Silas Redd, USC Trojans

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  • trojancynic5519@trojancynic551

    Dont EXPECT to win if kevin seymour plays AGAIN. He give up all the BIG PLAYS.

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