(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Oregon is still a contender for the national title after the fifth-ranked Ducks beat No. 9 USC 24-17 today in front of a raucous crowd at Autzen Stadium.
Southern California, ranked No. 1 in many polls before the season, suffered their second Pac-10 defeat with the loss and winning the conference will be a long shot at this point. Jonathan Stewart, shown above, ran for 103 yards and scored two touchdowns. Oregon's Dennis Dixon also passed for 157 yards and ran for another 76 yards and a touchdown. The Ducks (7-1) came into the game ranked second nationally in offense.
For more on the game, read this report by AP sports writer Anne M. Peterson.