I, for one, never ever root for OSU. I root against them, always. I picked Siena over OSU in the NCAA tourney because I hate OSU, not because I thought Siena would actually win.
So when OSU plays USC, it's clear to me that I don't want USC to lose to OSU. Some mitigating factors though:
First off, the Big Ten gets ragged on constantly, and for good reason. In the big games, Big Ten teams get handled consistently, especially by USC. So I want someone, anyone, to beat USC. But not OSU. I don't think.
So here's the question: Under what circumstance(s) would you want OSU to beat USC?
I think if I knew we would beat OSU at the end of the year I could handle it if OSU won. And if OSU won, at least the Big Ten would look better.
I'd rather Michigan be the team to beat USC in Pasadena come New Year's Day, but I think we'll have to wait for 2011 to see that.