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- Portland Tribune - Sports
NEXT GAME: USC (5-2, 3-1 Pac-10) at Oregon (6-1, 2-1), 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Autzen Stadium. Radio: KXL (750 AM). TV: KATU (2).
ON THE TROJANS: USC quarterback Carson Palmer needs 143 yards to become the third Pac-10 passer with 10,000 career yards. É Ten of USC's 12 opponents have been ranked or are ranked. É The Trojans allow a Pac-10 low of 18 points and 285 yards per game, 186 yards passing and 25.3 percent third-down conversion percentage. É The Trojans, led by All-America safety candidate Troy Polamalu, held Washington to minus-5 yards rushing on 19 carries Saturday.
ON THE DUCKS: Both Keenan Howry and USC's Kareem Kelly can break the Pac-10 record for consecutive games with a catch. They're tied with ex-Arizona star Dennis Northcutt at 42 in a row. É Onterrio Smith has 936 yards rushing and 12 TDs; he needs to average 177 yards a game to reach his goal of 2,000. É Says defensive lineman Igor Olshansky: 'It'd be foolish to think national championship at this time. We gotta kick the next team's (butt). I feel sorry for the next team that plays us.'