TV Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Line: USC (-3.5)
The Utah Utes might be considered one of the best teams in college football, but the USC Trojans are still getting mad respect entering this showdown. After all, Utah is ranked as high as No. 3 in the country … and USC isn’t ranked. That line is still in the Trojans’ favor, though, despite the fact that they already have three losses in 2015 (who predicted that one?).
Three losses on the season or not, USC has enough talent to knock off anyone in the country. Cody Kessler is one of the most talented QBs in the country, and he is going to show off his talents from the very beginning by making it rain.
Although the Utes still have some tests left after this Pac-12 showdown, this could be their toughest game left of the regular season.
Unfortunately for them, I just can’t imagine a world where the Trojans lose three games in a row.
Losing a head coach mid-season — especially in the manner that USC lost its coach — is never an easy thing to overcome, but the Trojans will show us why they were College Football Playoff contenders entering 2015.
Win or lose, Utah still has a shot at the playoff — for all it’s worth.
Win or lose for USC, good luck containing the running machine that is Devontae Booker.
PREDICTION: Utes 35, USC 42