Both teams need some help to get there, but the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans still have outside chances to reach the Pac 12 Championship game. When the two teams square up this Saturday, one will be eliminated in their quest to the top of the conference.
The Ducks started slow, but have been playing their best football as of late. Last Saturday, their 38-36 upset win over Stanford put them back in the AP Top 25 and trail the Cardinal by one game in the loss column.
The Trojans need Utah to falter during the next two weeks, and it became a touch more possible with Utah running back Devontae Booker missing the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. If Utah were to lose, USC’s final regular season game with UCLA would determine who represents the Pac 12 South.
It will be a packed house at Autzen Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 23 ranked Ducks and No. 22 ranked Trojans takes the 12:30 p.m. timeslot on the West Coast. On the secondary market, Oregon Ducks tickets have an average price of $161.32 with a get-in price of $84 according to TiqIQ.com. The average ticket price was as high as $208.31 on November 5th but has been declining over the past two weeks.
The Ducks final regular season game is also at home and will be against the Oregon State Beavers on November 27th in “The Civil War.” Currently, the average ticket price is slightly less than the game against USC at $154.46 and has a get-in price of $56.
Flights to Portland through Hipmunk.com can have fans looking to watch the game from a seat inside Autzen Stadium about 125 miles from the Oregon campus. Hotels in Portland on Hipmunk start from $71 to complete the college football getaway weekend.
The Trojans have won four straight after losing consecutive games to Washington and Notre Dame in October. With the headlines around the head coach departing in the middle of the season surrounding the team, it’s been a great recovery effort from the Trojans.
Saturday will bring two teams together that have had issues towards the beginning or middle of the season and are planning to finish on strong notes.