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Oregon-USC Final Score 31-24: Trojans fall short in Pac-12 title game

They fought hard until the end, but it wasn’t meant to be.

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USC quarterback Kedon Slovis threw two of his three interceptions in the team’s first three offensive possessions of the game and the Trojans couldn’t overcome a sloppy start as they fell 31-24 to the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

The Trojans essentially spotted the Ducks 14 points in the first quarter before they finally got rolling. Slovis finished with 289 yards on 26-of-47 passing with two touchdowns and the three picks. The sophomore quarterback got little help from the ground game as they managed just 38 yards on 28 carries.

Wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Bru McCoy caught Slovis’ two passing scores and Drake London finished with team-highs in receptions (eight) and yards (75).

The defense got great efforts by safety Talanoa Hufanga and linebacker Kana’i Mauga, who intercepted a Tyler Shough pass and returned it 31 yards.

The Trojans drop to 5-1 on the year and will look to bounce back in their bowl game later this month.