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Darnold, No. 14 USC down Oregon State 38-10

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cornerback Iman Marshall and linebacker Uchenna Nwosu were two of the last Southern California players to reach the locker room after helping push the hydration cart back into the locker room, an apt conclusion to a perfectly workmanlike win.

Sam Darnold threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns, Ronald Jones II ran for a score and the No. 14 Trojans beat Oregon State 38-10 on Saturday.

''We beat them handily, but not like we wanted to,'' USC safety Chris Hawkins said. ''The score says we played well, the stats say we played well. We can get a lot better. I'm not satisfied, but I think it was a good win for us.''

USC (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) bounced back from last week's 30-27 loss at No. 11 Washington State, but its performance remained enigmatic. The offense had 512 yards, but Darnold turned the ball over twice. The defense held the Beavers scoreless in three sudden-change opportunities, but still had the occasional lapse in concentration. Freshman walk-on Chase McGrath made his eighth straight field goal this season, but Ajene Harris muffed a punt.

Coming off his worst performance as a starter, Darnold was 23-of-35 passing and 12 receivers caught passes. Wide receiver Tyler Vaughns and tight end Josh Falk each had their first career touchdown reception, and Deontay Burnett capped a quiet afternoon with a 16-yard touchdown catch.

But the redshirt sophomore also lost a fumble when the ball slipped out of his hand and was intercepted by Manase Hungalu when he didn't see the linebacker in coverage. It was his ninth interception of the season, matching his total from all of last season.

''I think, honestly, I'm stopping the offense a little bit right now with the way I'm turning the ball over and it's never good, so I just got to be better,'' Darnold said.

Oregon State (1-5, 0-3) felt the same way despite losing their fourth straight game at FBS opposition this season, all by 28 or more points.

Artavis Pierce rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and had 60 yards in place of starter Ryan Nall, who did not play due to a sprained left ankle. Darell Garretson was 16 of 29 passing for 197 yards and was intercepted by cornerback Jack Jones on Oregon State's first drive.

''We had opportunities to finish drives in the red zone numerous times and just didn't,'' Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen said. ''We could move it between the 20s, but didn't get points.

The first quarter summed up that inefficiency as Oregon State recovered the special teams' mistake at the USC 29 and Darnold's fumble at the USC 23, but failed to score on either possession after Jordan Choukair had a 46-yard field goal blocked by Jones and missed a 37-yard try wide left. Choukair did make a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter.

USC jumped out to a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter, held a 21-3 advantage at halftime and was never seriously threatened. However, both teams felt like it was missed opportunity. Hawkins was waiting for USC to dominate, while Oregon State cornerback Kyle White was equally nonplussed with the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 or the preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

''I think USC was USC. Nothing special,'' White said.

White said about Darnold: ''He's a normal Pac-12 QB. I didn't see anything special. He had one picked off. Should've been three. He's OK. A lot of the plays he made is because we shot ourselves in the foot.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon State: The Beavers were expected to take a step forward and possibly push for bowl eligibility in head coach Gary Andersen's third season, but winning a single conference game looks like an unlikely prospect right now. Injuries have gutted the offense, while the defense played admirably despite the significant talent gap with USC. Oregon State spent decades as the doormat of the Pac-12 in its previous iterations, and finds itself back in the cellar.

USC: The offense is still too inconsistent. The emergence of Vaughns, a redshirt freshman who had five receptions for 68 yards, and the return of Steven Mitchell Jr. from a groin injury helped Darnold to his best performance of the season, but there were still long stretches where USC failed to put the game away. USC has to be much sharper next week against No. 20 Utah in a game that could decide who wins the Pac-12 South.

OLSON'S SECOND SNAP

Darnold's backup Matt Fink rushed for a 51-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score allowed long snapper Jake Olson, who lost his eyesight at age 12, to play for the second time this season on the ensuing extra point.

Oregon State did not rush on the extra point, and USC coach Clay Helton thanked Andersen for ''the class he showed for allowing Jake to get in and perform his craft.''

UP NEXT

Oregon State: The Beavers host Colorado next Saturday.

USC: The Trojans host the Utes next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:19
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
38
Touchdown 6:19
19-M.Fink runs 51 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
68
yds
01:27
pos
10
37
Field Goal 10:50
40-C.McGrath 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
59
yds
03:16
pos
10
31
Point After TD 14:11
46-J.Choukair extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 14:11
21-A.Pierce runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
67
yds
00:00
pos
9
28
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:57
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
28
Touchdown 8:57
14-S.Darnold complete to 83-J.Falo. 83-J.Falo runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
91
yds
03:47
pos
3
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:01
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 10:01
14-S.Darnold complete to 80-D.Burnett. 80-D.Burnett runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
73
yds
04:11
pos
3
20
Field Goal 14:22
46-J.Choukair 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
38
yds
02:08
pos
3
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:49
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 8:49
25-R.Jones runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
32
yds
01:18
pos
0
13
Point After TD 11:29
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:29
14-S.Darnold complete to 21-T.Vaughns. 21-T.Vaughns runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
78
yds
03:27
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 26
Rushing 8 10
Passing 7 15
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 6-15 6-13
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-2
Total Net Yards 306 491
Total Plays 65 73
Avg Gain 4.7 6.7
Net Yards Rushing 122 184
Rush Attempts 36 37
Avg Rush Yards 3.4 5.0
Net Yards Passing 184 307
Comp. - Att. 16-29 24-36
Yards Per Pass 6.3 8.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 1-21
Penalties - Yards 7-69 4-46
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 3-42.0 2-39.0
Return Yards 128 56
Punts - Returns 1-33 1--1
Kickoffs - Returns 4-88 3-55
Int. - Returns 1-7 1-2
Kicking 2/4 6/6
Extra Points 1/1 5/5
Field Goals 1/3 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Oregon St. 1-5 030710
13 USC 5-1 14771038
184 PASS YDS 307
122 RUSH YDS 184
306 TOTAL YDS 491
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Garretson 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 197 0 1 105.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.7% 291 1 1 103.3
D. Garretson 16/29 197 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Pierce 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 197 1
A. Pierce 12 60 1 14
S. Collins 22 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
S. Collins 4 23 0 13
T. Tyner 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 95 1
T. Tyner 7 23 0 11
T. Johnson 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 72 2
T. Johnson 6 17 0 5
D. Garretson 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 32 1
D. Garretson 5 -13 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Collins 22 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 91 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 130 1
S. Collins 5 91 0 38
X. Hawkins 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 54 0
X. Hawkins 2 39 0 38
I. Hodgins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 183 1
I. Hodgins 2 27 0 21
N. Togiai 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 201 1
N. Togiai 4 21 0 8
A. Pierce 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 72 0
A. Pierce 1 9 0 9
T. Hernandez 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 92 1
T. Hernandez 1 6 0 6
J. Villamin 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 196 1
J. Villamin 1 4 0 4
T. Bradford 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 52 0
T. Bradford 0 0 0 0
T. Wily-Matagi 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 25 0
T. Wily-Matagi 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Willis 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Willis 1-0 1.0 0
K. White 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
K. White 1-0 0.0 0
M. Hungalu 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
M. Hungalu 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Choukair 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/7 15/15
J. Choukair 1/3 33 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Porebski 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 39.8 1
N. Porebski 3 42.0 1 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Pierce 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 21.2 25 0
A. Pierce 2 21.0 25 0
T. Allen 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 22.7 32 0
T. Allen 2 23.0 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Bradford 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 33.0 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 33 0
T. Bradford 1 33.0 33 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 316 3 1 164.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.8% 1705 12 9 143.2
S. Darnold 23/35 316 3 1
M. Fink 19 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 12 0 0 200.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 12 0 0 200.8
M. Fink 1/1 12 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 79 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 529 7
R. Jones II 12 79 1 13
M. Fink 19 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 52 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 52 1
M. Fink 2 52 1 51
V. Malepeai 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 120 0
V. Malepeai 8 32 0 21
A. Ware 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 69 0
A. Ware 6 28 0 13
J. Toland IV 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
J. Toland IV 3 9 0 6
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
V. Jones Jr. 1 4 0 4
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 7 3
S. Darnold 4 -18 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Vaughns 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 222 1
T. Vaughns 5 68 1 37
S. Mitchell Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 269 2
S. Mitchell Jr. 4 46 0 19
T. Petite 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 166 1
T. Petite 2 40 0 22
A. Ware 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 44 0
A. Ware 1 37 0 37
J. Falo 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 30 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 30 1
J. Falo 1 30 1 30
M. Pittman Jr. 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 24 0
M. Pittman Jr. 2 24 0 14
T. Sidney 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 30 0
T. Sidney 1 23 0 23
D. Burnett 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 527 6
D. Burnett 2 20 1 16
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 102 1
R. Jones II 2 17 0 16
R. Grimes 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
R. Grimes 1 12 0 12
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 0
V. Jones Jr. 1 5 0 5
E. Krommenhoek 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 11 0
E. Krommenhoek 1 4 0 4
J. Imatorbhebhe 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 11 0
J. Imatorbhebhe 1 2 0 2
Ja. Jones 18 CB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
Ja. Jones 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Green 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.5
R. Green 1-0 1.0 0
Ca. Smith 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.5
Ca. Smith 0-1 0.5 0
C. Rector 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
C. Rector 0-1 0.5 0
Ja. Jones 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 4 0.0
Ja. Jones 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. McGrath 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
8/9 27/27
C. McGrath 1/1 29 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Budrovich 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 39.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 45.0 0
R. Budrovich 2 39.0 0 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 27.3 23 0
V. Jones Jr. 2 22.5 23 0
A. Applebee 89 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
A. Applebee 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Harris 27 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 4.5 0 0
A. Harris 1 -1.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:23 OREGST 25 1:05 4 13 INT
8:49 OREGST 25 2:55 7 47 FG Miss
5:45 USC 23 1:51 3 5 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:29 OREGST 47 2:08 7 38 FG
9:56 OREGST 19 6:29 15 67 Downs
1:31 OREGST 47 0:22 3 -8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OREGST 25 2:09 4 23 Punt
8:57 OREGST 25 5:46 12 69 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:08 USC 39 0:00 3 39 TD
10:40 OREGST 20 2:46 8 48 Downs
0:40 OREGST 6 0:30 2 12 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 USC 22 3:27 8 78 TD
10:07 OREGST 32 1:18 3 32 TD
5:49 USC 28 0:00 1 -5 Fumble
3:49 USC 20 1:12 3 1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 USC 23 4:11 13 77 TD
3:23 USC 13 1:45 5 34 INT
1:02 USC 21 0:27 5 21 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:44 USC 9 3:47 9 91 TD
3:07 USC 6 2:37 5 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 USC 30 3:16 9 59 FG
7:46 USC 32 1:27 4 68 TD
6:19 USC 46 5:36 10 48 Downs