EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Holder Jackson Rice #49 of the Oregon Ducks looks up into the night air as teammate kicker Alejandro Maldonado #41 runs off the field after missing the game-tying field goal against the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. USC won the game 38-35. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Oregon Vs. USC Final Score: Ducks Downed, 38-35

Oregon had an outside shot at creeping back into the BCS title game, but Lane Kiffin had other ideas. And you know how Lane Kiffin's other ideas go.

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SitRep: Disturbances Everywhere In College Football After Week 12

Horror, destruction, mayhem: Spencer Hall assesses the damage after Week 12 of the college football season.

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Oregon Vs. USC Final Score: Ducks Comeback Falls Short

Though the Oregon Ducks trailed the USC Trojans by as many as 24 points, the critical Pac-12 (and BCS!) battle game down to the final minute. The Ducks had a lot of ground to travel and needed three points to tie. With just under a minute to go, Oregon secured a first down in (long) field goal territory.

Oregon had three time outs, but chose to play at ... well, a pretty normal pace for them. In fact, USC was the first to blink and call for a stoppage.

Kenjon Barner neared a first down on the next play, then picked it up on second down to reach the outskirts of Oregon's field goal range. Darron Thomas threw out of bounds to leave the Ducks with three time outs and 14 seconds left. A screen to Lavasier Tuinei was stuffed, leading to a time out with seven ticks to go.

It would've been a 37-yard field goal, seven yards beyond Alejandro Maldonado's long, but an Oregon false start made it a 42-yard attempt. USC was kind enough to jump offsides, but no matter -- the ball sailed wide left. Trojans win, 38-35, and Oregon's the next to suffer the wrath of Lee Corso's F--- It Saturday.

For more on this game, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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VIDEO: David Paulson's One Handed Touchdown Catch

During Oregons' march to get back into their football game with USC, they had some crazy plays to get there. On an Oregon touchdown drive, tight end David Paulson made a ridiculous one-handed catch to put the Ducks on the goal line, nearly muscling the ball into the endzone himself. It took multiple USC defenders to drag Paulson down while he was hauling in the one-handed catch.

On the very next play, running back LaMichael James punched the ball in the endzone from 1-yard out for the touchdown, pulling ever closer to USC and eating away at their lead, 38-33. The Ducks went for the two point conversion and it was successful, putting them just three points behind Southern Cal. The Ducks defense forced a turnover on USC's next drive, and now the Ducks are driving for the tie or to win.

For more on this game, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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USC Vs. Oregon Score Update: Ducks Have Life After 96-Yard Kick Return, Trail 38-20

The Southern Cal Trojans were putting a pounding on the Oregon Ducks, thanks to some brilliant play by quarterback Matt Barkley and his duo of wide receivers in Marquis Lee and Robert Woods, jumping out to a 38-14 lead. Southern Cal had scored 14 unanswered points, adding to their already big lead over Oregon.

It looked like USC had the Ducks dead in the water, but De'Anthony Thomas returned a kick off 96-yards to keep them afloat. Oregon failed the two point try after the score, cutting the Trojans lead to 38-20. The Ducks still have a long ways to go and they can certainly score on any play with their offense, and on special teams. It's not seemingly over yet for Oregon and their BCS title hopes.

via @jose3030

For more on this game, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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VIDEOS: Robert Woods Is OK, By The Way

The two most discussed players coming into the Oregon Ducks - USC Trojans game: De'Anthony Thomas and Robert Woods. Both for Lane Kiffin-related reasons. Thomas was the USC recruit who turned to the sometimes-dark-but-always-neon-green side at the last moment, while Woods is the star Trojans receiver Kiffin tried to convince you was too hurt to play this game.

Here we see just why nobody believed Woods wouldn't play. Via @jose3030:

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LaMichael James Injury Makes USC-Oregon Even Worse For Ducks

The Oregon Ducks tend to linger for a while before punching the gas, but not usually quite like this. The USC Trojans lead, 21-7, and that might not be the worst of it. LaMichael James appeared to re-injure his dislocated elbow late in the second quarter, taking a shot and fumbling the ball away in the red zone.

Head here for USC-Oregon score updates and conversation.

James stayed on the ground for a moment, clearly in pain, before heading to the sideline. It's hard to say exactly how badly he's hurt, since everybody's in the locker room right now anyway, but we'll keep our eyes peeled.

The drive, which appeared set to close Oregon's deficit, was halted by a USC defender straddling James to try and kill some clock, which had Chip Kelly hoppin' mad. Lane Kiffin's turn was next, as De'Anthony Thomas was both bobbling the ball and out of bounds on a touchdown call.

For more on this game, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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USC Vs. Oregon Score: Trojans Strike First Amid Swirling Defenses

The Oregon Ducks came out looking like they wouldn't allow a USC Trojans yard all night, but a 59-yard touchdown scamper by freshman Marqise Lee put a stop to all that. For reference, the Trojans have 68 total yards.

Head here for USC-Oregon score updates and conversation.

Oregon's offense hasn't gotten a whole lot going either, putting up 33 yards before reaching a fourth-and-eight conversion attempt in USC turf. The effort resulted in a dropped screen pass, and we might be looking at another of those slow starts by the Ducks.

That's the kind of thing that flies against lower competition, but USC's defense looks every bit as motivated as Oregon's has. We'll see if the Trojans can keep the pressure on as this game progresses.

For more on this game, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

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USC Vs. Oregon Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The Oregon Ducks host the USC Trojans in an attempt to further secure a spot in a BCS bowl game. Will freshman De'Anthony Thomas, a one-time USC commit, become a factor in the game?

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Recruiting Visits, Week 12: Oregon, Notre Dame Hosting Top Talent

Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia, Auburn, and Oregon State can make gains for 2012 with lots of talent on campus this weekend.

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