Oct 12, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars running back Marcus Mason (35) is tackled by Oregon State Beavers linebacker Rommel Mageo (46) and Oregon State Beavers linebacker Jabral Johnson (44) during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

OSU players believe USC is better than their record


The USC Trojans are only 5-3 this season and are ranked 11th in the Pac-12 in both total offense and points per game. But according to Oregon State Beavers linebacker Jabral Johnson, the lukewarm numbers don’t indicate the actual talent the Trojans possess:

I don’t let stats determine how good a team is. They’ve got a lot of athletes, a lot of talent and on film, you see a lot of attitude. We’re going to have to see if we can break their will (Oregon Live).

Johnson continued:

Those three running backs are pretty talented, and they’ve got a lot of good receivers. I mean, I remember the Rivals.com rankings — they’re all good.

The battle between the Trojans and the Beavers should, despite OSU’s hideous all-orange uniforms, be a fun one on Friday night, and it should provide hack Internet comedians with plenty of opportunities to make lewd jokes regarding the nicknames. That’s always enjoyable.

[Source: Oregon Live]

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