Oregon's last loss came last November at the hands of USC, so it's safe to say that the No. 4 Ducks will be ready for the Trojans this time around.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
Columnist Greg Katz says the USC Trojans and their fans should hope that Oregon does not suffer a probation that includes a bowl ban this upcoming season.
The Trojans, who ruled the Pac-10 over much of the past decade, want to beat Oregon, the big dog of the present, to establish a future foothold.