One of the biggest reasons that USC football has lost a couple of famous clunkers at Oregon State is speculated to be the trip to Corvallis in general. It's a long trek to a rather deserted college town, and road trips are tougher than many may think they are for college athletes. Something that some worry about too, when it comes to the trip, is the weather.
Luckily, USC's game against Oregon State this week is of course a Week 4 matchup. Hitting the road against Oregon State in September likely makes for much better weather than it would later on. That being said, the weather will most certainly be much cooler than it would be in Los Angeles this weekend.
The high in Corvallis, according to The Weather Channel, is 81 degrees Fahrenheit. The issue is, it's expected to hit the low of 51 at night, and the game is at night (6:30 p.m. PST kickoff time). The sun is expected to set at 7:06 p.m. PST. The Beavers will be used to that temperature, where as at least some of the Trojans likely will not at this time of year.
There will likely be no precipitation, though, during USC football's game on Saturday.
There is just a 4% chance of precipitation on Saturday night, so USC football likely doesn't have to worry about that. That's of course great news, as it means that Caleb Williams absolutely will get the green light to air out some bombs come Week 4. Williams currently is having an outstanding season, completing 74.4% of his passes for 10.2 yards per attempt and 12 adjusted yards per attempt.
The offense as a whole is rolling, averaging 50.7 points per game (sixth in America). The issue? OSU isn't too far behind, putting up 45.7 points per contest (13th in the nation). It'll likely be a shootout on Saturday, but with a top two Heisman candidate in Williams and the best wide receiver in the country in Jordan Addison on USC's side, it's a shootout that will likely be a win for USC.