CAL VS. USC

RECORDS: USC 4-1, 2-1 Pac-12; Cal 3-2, 0-2

KICKOFF: 6 p.m., AT&T Park

TV: ESPN

RADIO: 810-AM

SERIES HISTORY: This is the 99th meeting between the teams, with USC holding a 63-30-5 edge. The Trojans have won the past seven in a row.

STORYLINES: The Bears are hosting their first-ever conference game away from Memorial Stadium. ... Cal is aiming to avoid its first 0-3 start in conference play since 2001. ... The Bears are looking to avenge last year's 48-14 nightmare in Los Angeles in which USC led 42-0 at halftime. ... The game features two of the nation's top wide receivers in sophomores Robert Woods of USC and Keenan Allen of Cal.

Injury update: USC -- QB Jesse Scroggins (thumb), LG Abe Markowitz (foot), CB Brian Baucham (academics), DT Armond Armstead (chest), LB Marquis Simmons (neck), TE Christian Thomas (hip) and WR Cody Gifford (ankle) are out; LB Lamar Dawson (ankle), TB Amir Carlisle (ankle) and CB Torin Harris (shoulder) are probable. Cal -- FB Eric Stevens (knee), WR Kaelin Clay (academics), TE Spencer Ladner (knee) are out; CB Marc Anthony (shoulder) is doubtful.

Matchup to watch: Woods against Cal CB Stefan McClure. With Anthony not expected to play, McClure should get his first career start. He and Steve Williams should share time guarding Woods. McClure is a true freshman who struggled in his first extended action last week at Oregon.


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Stats that matter: Woods is tied for the national lead with 11 receptions per game and is second with 149.4 receiving yards per game. ... USC is outscoring Cal by an average of 29-10 during its seven-game win streak. ... Cal ranks 20th nationally in passing offense (300.30 yards per game).

-- JONATHAN OKANES