LEADERS OF THE PAC
SI.com's Stewart Mandel on Oregon's rout of USC to take control of the Pac-10:
For those of us in the press box at Autzen Stadium in Eugene last Saturday, watching Lavasier Tuinei and the rejuvenated Ducks so thoroughly dominate the Trojans, 47--20, was certifiably surreal. Quite frankly, we'd never seen such a thing. USC hadn't lost by as many as 11 points since coach Pete Carroll's first season, in 2001. Since 2002 none of the Trojans' 10 losses had come by more than a touchdown. The USC players seemed equally stunned. "Before this season I never thought this could happen," said Trojans freshman quarterback Matt Barkley.