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Trojans hope for happy ending to LA Story

USC frustrated despite depth, talent

The University of Southern California is angry.

After losing to Oregon State last weekend, 31-21, the Trojans can now best be described as a sleeping giant that has been suddenly - violently - awakened.

The Trojans will play host to the UA football team (3-1 overall, 1-0 Pacific 10 Conference) Saturday at 12:30 p.m., at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

The Trojans (3-1, 0-1) are a team that has been steadily plagued by inconsistencies following a season-opening victory against Penn State.

"We are at home and we really do need to bounce back," senior tailback Petros Papadakis said. "We're all in this together."

UA head coach Dick Tomey is well aware of the capabilities of the No. 18 Trojans, that - prior to last Saturday - had not lost to Oregon State in 33 years.

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