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Tale of the Tape: Ohio State-USC

The Collision in the Coliseum on Saturday night (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) is the kind of highfalutin' intersectional game that doesn't come along every year. When you bring together two programs with this much old-school tradition and right-now talent, it's a true heavyweight matchup. And we all know that heavyweight bouts cannot be fought until we have a tale of the tape. Read on:

Pat Forde is a senior writer for ESPN.com. He can be reached at ESPN4D@aol.com.