Javorius Allen ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns, Marqise Lee returned from a knee injury and had five catches for 105 yards and a score, and USC beat Oregon State 31-14 on Friday for the Trojans' first win in Corvallis, Ore., since 2004.
Cody Kessler threw for 247 yards and a touchdown and Silas Redd ran for 140 yards for USC, which has won three of four games under interim coach Ed Orgeron. The victory makes the Trojans (6-3, 3-2 Pac-12) bowl eligible.
Oregon State's Sean Mannion threw for 277 yards and a touchdown but also threw three uncharacteristic interceptions in the loss, the second straight for the Beavers (6-3, 4-2) after a six-game winning streak.
Mannion, who went into the game leading the nation with an average of 408 yards passing, looked slightly off against the Trojans. He hit favorite target Brandin Cooks with a 43-yard pass on the opening series and the Beavers were helped by a pass-interference call, but Trevor Romaine's 46-yard field-goal attempt was blocked.
The Trojans took over on the 29, and on their first play from scrimmage Kessler hit Lee with a 71-yard touchdown pass to put USC up 7-0.
Lee, last year's Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver, was questionable going into the game because of a left-knee injury that had sidelined him for two of the previous three games.
The Trojans went up 14-0 on Allen's 9-yard scoring run late in the first quarter.
Oregon State closed the gap with Mannion's 27-yard touchdown pass to Cooks. On the next series, Ryan Murphy intercepted Kessler's pass and returned it 41 yards to even it at 14 with 9:29 to go in the half.
Allen, a sophomore who had scored two touchdowns this season going into the game, put USC back on top with an 18-yard run, and the Trojans led 21-14 at halftime.
USC opened the second half with Andre Heidari's 34-yard field goal. Oregon State had a chance to pull closer, but Romaine's 26-yard attempt went wide left.
Allen added a 52-yard touchdown run with 3:25 left in the third quarter to give USC a 31-14 lead.
Florida State-Miami: There's one way to stop the Seminoles offense from reaching its average of 52.6 points per game -- keep quarterback Jameis Winston and company on the sideline
That is the goal for No. 7 Miami when it travels to Tallahassee for a showdown with third-ranked Florida State.
Most of that responsibility will fall on the shoulders of versatile running back Duke Johnson and an offensive line that averages 313 pounds per lineman. Johnson is the No. 11 rusher in the FBS, racking up 117.6 yards per game.
"What doesn't he do well? That'd be easier," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said when asked about Johnson. "We could have a shorter conversation."
Florida Atlantic: Assistant coach Matt Edwards told the school he witnessed former Owls head coach Carl Pelini using marijuana last month and also saw him using cocaine in the past year, according to a sworn affidavit released to The Associated Press by the university.
Those claims played a vital role in the investigation that led to Pelini's stunning resignation Wednesday.
Tennessee: The NCAA has ruled defensive lineman Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits.