What a Halloween weekend for Southern California’s football programs in Oregon.

The Trojan football team is preparing for its next game at the Rose Bowl, currently scheduled for Dec. 4, 2010, when Southern Cal makes its obligatory trip to Pasadena to play UCLA as part of the annual match-up against the Bruins. After a dismal performance on Saturday in Eugene, Ore., the Trojans all but guaranteed they are out of the running for both big games at the Rose Bowl this year.

Thanks to a 47-20 shellacking the Trojans (6-2, 3-2) suffered at the hands of then-10th ranked Oregon, USC lost its second game of the season and, for all intents and purposes, took itself out of the running for both the Pac-10 title and the national championship.

The Ducks (7-1, 5-0) racked up a total of 613 total yards, including quarterback Jeremiah Masoli’s 386-yard (222 yards passing, 164 yards rushing) and two-touchdown performance and halfback LaMichael James’ 183 rushing yards. In all, USC allowed 391 yards on the ground; prior to this game, the Trojans’ run-defense allowed just 79.9 yards per game, fifth best in the nation.

Matt Barkley completed 21 of 38 passes for 187 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for USC, while Joe McKnight rushed for 95 yards on 15 carries. With the loss, Southern Cal dropped to 12th in the BCS Rankings and AP Poll, while Oregon No. 8 (BCS) and 7 (AP). The Trojans face the Sun Devils in Arizona Saturday night.

Meanwhile, as USC ensures it is all but out of the Rose Bowl running, the Bruins (3-5, 0-5) ensure they have a losing record in the Pac-10 after dropping their fifth straight conference game on Saturday, this time suffering defeat at the hands of Oregon State, 26-19, in Corvallis. It was Jacquizz Rodgers who burned the Bruins, rushing for 112 yards and receiving for 92 more. UCLA hosts Washington Saturday at the Rose Bowl.