Oregon State at USC


WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

RADIO, TV: KEX (1190 AM), KATU (2)

THE MATCHUP: Oregon State's defense, one of the Pac-10's best throughout the season, played what OSU coaches consider its worst game against Oregon. It needs a return to form against a USC team led by the Pac-10's offensive player of the year, sophomore quarterback Matt Leinart. The lively lefty has completed 64 percent of his passes to 49 percent for his counterpart, OSU's Derek Anderson. Anderson must have time to throw and must be accurate in finding his receivers. It will be the biggest crowd that Oregon State players have played in front of Ñ 93,172 showed up for USC's win over UCLA last Saturday, and attendance for this one could be even bigger. The Beavers, a 21-point underdog, must keep their composure to even be in the game after halftime.