USC’s game at Oregon State is considered by some a trap game but the atmosphere won’t quite be what it normally is at Reser Stadium.
The stadium’s west side stand was demolished and is being rebuilt, which means the current capacity is just 26,000. Normal capacity was 43,000.
This could be USC’s last game at Reser Stadium because it is moving to the Big Ten.
- Here is a Reser Stadium memory courtesy of John Canzano from the 2006 USC-Oregon State game, involving Beavers broadcaster Mike Parker and former USC radio analyst Paul McDonald.
“The home and visiting radio booths used to be adjacent to each other. There was a glass partition separating the sides. Parker was shouting and going nuts, finishing off his radio call of the 33-31 Oregon State win in 2006.
“McDonald, working as a radio analyst for USC, looked over at Parker and raised his middle finger.”