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Nebraska vs. Southern Cal

Sept. 16, 2006 — 7:13 p.m. CDT, ABC-TV
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Pregame press

Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
The Huskers believe they have a shot tonight even if most observers don't. Here's your game-day coverage from the papers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Grand Island (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Los Angeles (1, 2, 3, 4), Orange County and Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4).*
A student from Omaha scores with his ticket tactic. Check out "related stories" for more Friday material from the OWH.
Marlon Lucky is low-key as he prepares to renew a personal rivalry.
Online ticket sales for the game are brisk.
Injuries force some shuffling of the Trojans' O-line. In the secondary, Taylor Mays gears up for his first start.
For NU, it's a statement game that's all about regaining national respect.
An investigative report says sanctions may loom for USC and Reggie Bush.
Bill Callahan says USC has no weaknesses. More notes* from Thursday.
Their paths have parted, but the Guy Ingles-Pete Carroll connection* remains strong.
USC's wealth of depth seems to make its rash of injuries a mere speed bump.
Bob Newton reflects on his journey from California to Nebraska and recounts the 1970 game. The OWH examines NU's California connections, past* and present.*
USC's John David Booty* is ready for the spotlight, but so is Adam Carriker.
The game is seen as a litmus test and measuring stick for the Huskers' retooled system.
Andre Jones' bold talk isn't a hit with Bill Callahan.
USC is overflowing with talent at linebacker. Wednesday notes from L.A.: 1, 2, 3*
With Kurt Mann* officially out, Brett Byford is glad to already have had his first start.
The Huskers' secondary faces a tall task* in covering USC's receivers.
Jeff offers his Scarlet Commentary. The Colonel shares his pregame thoughts.
USC's Dwayne Jarrett is a marked man* on and off the field.
A California columnist beholds the Huskers' transformation under Bill Callahan.
California has re-emerged* as a fertile NU recruiting ground.*
Updates on two-way Clayton Sievers* and the resilient Matt Herian.*
Husker fans* again show their resolve to turn out in force.
The Pac 10's low stature might make this a must-win game for the Trojans.
Los Angeles' Woody Paige impersonator unsheaths his rapier wit.
Andre Jones predicts victory,* and the word travels fast* to L.A. More from Tuesday's news conference and practice: pressuring Booty, Zac Taylor (1, 2), Kurt Mann's status, ignoring* the hype, video clips (1, 2, 3).
Turnover margin is key for USC. More from Pete Carroll on the game and on the injury to Sedrick Ellis.
It's one-sided so far as the experts' game predictions start to trickle in.
Much has changed* since the USC-Nebraska games were first scheduled.
Bill Callahan* says the Trojans' defense and team speed* will be a big test.*
Maurice Purify feels he has a point to prove* against USC.
Andre Jones and Cortney Grixby look forward to going up against USC's receiving corps.
Peruse the official game notes from each side: NU (HTML | PDF), USC (PDF)
ESPN College Gameday will set up shop at the Coliseum on Saturday.
USC's offense represents the model* for the Huskers' future. Notes: 1,* 2*
Californians in NU's lineup might have extra motivation.
Pete Carroll will put a personal streak on the line this weekend.
Lane Kiffin says USC's receivers got failing grades in the opener.
USC running back Ryan Powdrell pulls his weight and then some.
Covering USC's receivers is a near-or-far deal.
Kyle Williams ready for matchup with Nebraska defensive ends.
Callahan says Huskers taking one step at a time toward USC.
Does the week off* benefit USC and its young running backs?*
Damon Benning* talks about his coaching job and assesses the 2006 Huskers.
USC's center says the Nebraska game is just another game.*
The NCAA reinstates star USC receiver Dwayne Jarrett.
Pete Carroll experiments with a new look on defense.
Southern Cal tries to stay hungry.* New quarterbacks duel in spring scrimmage.
USC game travel and event packages are now available.
Monte Kiffen lures two USC defensive assistants to the NFL's Buccaneers.
USC will be without its Thunder and Lightning in 2006 as Bush and White both turn pro.
Bill Callahan watches the 2006 Rose Bowl with an eye on two opponents in the coming season.