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BC at Southern Cal, 3 p.m.

BC needs balance to have chance against Southern Cal

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 a talented but underachieving USC team for the first time in four tries.

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