By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer 

Home is where you feel warm and comfortable along with usually being able to control things to your liking. That’s not how it turned out for Kedon Slovis and USC. Coming off a lopsided win at Washington State you think that all the momentum would be in favor of the home team. 

Returning after a neck injury Slovis had some bright spots like connecting on 31 of 45 passes for 355 yards and a touchdown. The problem came with his three interceptions that helped lead to a 45-27 loss to Oregon State at the Coliseum.  

It was a tough outing for USC, as the win was the first for the visitors at the Coliseum since 1960.  

Keaontay  Ingram rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Trojans.  

“In the second half we started pressing,“ said Trojan interim coach Donte Williams. “I think he (Slovis) started making some errant throws that he wish he could have back.” 

Beavers(3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) were led by QB Chance Noland who finished the night hitting 15 of 19 passes for 213 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had 2 interceptions and finished with a rating of 98.5 BJ Baylor rushed for 158 yards on 23 carries to lead all rushers as they rolled up 322 yards on the ground. 

Iaaish Pola Moa led the defense with 11 tackles and Ralen Goforth added  10.The Trojans Isaac Taylor-Stuart had a spectacular interception in the endzone to stall a Beaver drive. USC plays at Colorado this weekend.  

Women’s 2021 NCAA Outdoor track & field champions: Angie Annelus, Kyra Constantine, Tee Tee Terry. (Photo Earl Heath)