LOS ANGELES — The Ducks have some dirty laundry to deal with during the open date.

No. 7 Oregon celebrated its 56-24 victory over USC on Saturday night in the visiting locker room at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

But coach Mario Cristobal was not pleased with his team being flagged for 12 penalties totaling 157 yards.

Two Oregon players, defensive tackle Austin Faoliu (two unsportsmanlike penalties on one play) and safety Nick Pickett (targeting), were ejected from the game.

The Ducks committed nine penalties for 112 yards in the first half before settling down.

“I think our guys realize that we’re hurting ourselves,” Cristobal said. “We have a chance to do something special. Our goal was to be 1-0 by 8:45 (p.m.). We were compromising that by some of the things we were doing.”

The Trojans (5-4, 4-2) weren’t exactly a disciplined team, compounding their four turnovers with eight penalties totaling 92 yards.

The infractions included a pair of late hits on Justin Herbert in the second half, including safety Chase Williams’ scary shot to the star quarterback’s left leg.

“We started a little bit slow, but once we got going we really got going,” Cristobal said. “Played with a lot of emotion and passion, sometimes too much, but found a way to overcome some of those self-inflicted issues and play a really good football game.”

Oh, brothers

Oregon senior linebacker Troy Dye and sophomore running back Travis Dye, who grew up in nearby Norco, Calif., were both able to play in their homecoming.

Troy Dye, who suffered a broken thumb at Washington and did not dress out for last week’s game against Washington State, played with a club cast covering his injured hand.

“It was the first time I’ve played with a club, probably in my whole career, like a real, full-deal club,” Troy Dye said after making four tackles, including one for loss, and breaking up a pass. “There were some times when I wished I could have my hand back and grab some people.

“It is what it is. Went out there and got the (win), that’s all that matters.”

Travis Dye left the win over Washington State with an undisclosed injury after absorbing a head-to-head hit. He led the team with 75 yards rushing on only 12 attempts (6.2 yards per carry).

Freshman wide receiver Mycah Pittman capped Oregon’s scoring with a 35-yard touchdown catch on a pass thrown by Tyler Shough in the fourth quarter.

Pittman’s older brother, USC star Michael Pittman Jr., was held to eight catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Oregon linebacker La’Mar Winston had two tackles. The senior embraced his younger brother, USC linebacker Eli’jah Winston, about 90 minutes before kickoff and the two Central Catholic High (Portland) products knelt in prayer together.

Series update

Oregon trails the all-time series 21-38-2, including an 8-24-1 mark in Los Angeles.

It was the Ducks’ first victory at the Coliseum since 2012 when Chip Kelly’s last Oregon team outscored the Trojans 62-51. USC won the previous meeting, 45-20, on Nov. 5, 2016.

Notable

• The Ducks’ eight-game winning streak is their longest since a nine-game winning streak in 2014.

• Oregon has averaged 45.9 points in its last seven meetings with USC.

• Herbert is 23-7 in his 30 starts over the last three seasons. He has thrown 33 touchdowns and three interceptions in 14 career Pac-12 road games.

• There were 21 seats reserved in the press box for NFL personnel representing 14 different franchises. The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL also had a scout at the game.

• Herbert, Troy Dye, La’Mar Winston and Jake Hanson were Oregon’s game captains.

Quotable

"We’re going to celebrate this win on the plane. Come (Sunday), we’ve got to focus up," senior safety Brady Breeze said.