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USC vs. Boston College: Game time, TV schedule, live radio stream and more

The Trojans send 55 scholarship players across the nation.

USC's defense will be without captain Hayes Pullard for the first half.
USC's defense will be without captain Hayes Pullard for the first half.
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The USC Trojans are back in Boston, facing an improved Boston College squad carving out hope for a possible upset over their top-10 ranked opponent.

Last time they were ranked this high, USC lost to Arizona in 2012. Hoping to avoid a similar fate in a road environment, the Trojans have shifted their focus to replicating last season's success -- this time on the road as the legitimate favorite.

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Game time, TV schedule: 5:30 p.m., ABC

Live radio stream: ESPN 710, TuneIn (apps available on Google Play and iTunes)

2013 records: USC 10-4; Boston College 7-6

Series: USC leads, 4-0

Line: USC by 17.5

Last meeting: USC won, 35-7, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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  • The first time that ESPN ever aired a live USC game was the 1988 contest at Boston College (a 34-7 Trojan victory). The ESPN announcers that day: Mike Patrick, Kevin Kiley and Chris Fowler.
  • Rain is in the forecast at Alumni Stadium, keep in mind that USC has a 21-32-2 record in games in which it rained during a major portion of the contest. USC's last rain game was at UCLA in 2012.
  • USC has a 24-11 (.686) record against current Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including an unblemished 4-0 mark against the Boston College Eagles.
  • SERIES HISTORY--1987 W 23-17 H...1988 W 34-7...2009 W 24-13 (Emerald Bowl, Pete Carroll's last game as USC football head coach)...2013 W 35-7 H
  • Only two USC lettermen were Massachusetts natives: C Dave Morgan (1959-61) from Natick HS and All-American LB Lofa Tatupu (2003-04) from Plainville.
  • Also worth noting that USC has a 172-43-8 (.789) all-time record while playing in the month of September.