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Boston College ventures to Los Angeles to take on talented Southern Cal football team

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LOS ANGELES — The Boston College football team arrived here Thursday night for its first road game of the season, facing Southern Cal on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a puncher’s chance of improving to 3-0.

But Eagles coach Steve Addazio knows his team, fresh off gritty victories over Villanova and Wake Forest, must adhere to the core values of mental and physical toughness if they intend to beat an immensely talented but underachieving USC team for the first time in four tries.

“It’s tough to go on the road and beat a top-tier team,’’ said Addazio.

USC lost at home to Washington State last Saturday, the 10-7 defeat knocking the then-No. 25 Trojans out of the national poll. USC held the Cougars to 222 total yards (just 7 rushing), but Washington State won on an interception return and late field goal.

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