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Who can forget last year's USC-Oregon game, when fans started to stream out of Autzen Stadium Ñ later drawing the wrath of Duck players Ñ just as Joey Harrington got the ball back and led the team into position for Jared Siegel's last-second field goal?

A similar, 24-22 game could happen Saturday. No doubt USC will exploit UO's weak secondary, and the Trojans might be the most successful team in stopping Onterrio Smith.

Pride and ego are on the line Saturday because Oregon coaches and players have to regroup after an embarrassing afternoon against Arizona State. It's easy to pick against the Ducks, and underdogs are just what they want to be.

The pick: Siegel strikes again. Oregon 27, USC 24.