Utah State at USC - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (1-0) at USC Trojans (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: USC Trojans -17 -- Over/Under: 59.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and USC Trojans meet Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Utah State Aggies look for another victory after destroying Weber State on opening week. Kent Myers is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 100 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Myers has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Wyatt Houston and Zach Van Leeuwen have combined for 60 receiving yards on five catches while Rayshad Lewis has three receptions. The Utah State Aggies ground game is averaging 428 yards per contest, and Devante Mays leads the way with 208 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Utah State is allowing six points and 245 yards per game. Leki Uasike leads the Aggies with nine tackles, Brock Carmen has one sack and Dallin Leavitt has one interception.
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The USC Trojans look for a bounce back performance after getting waxed by the Alabama Crimson Tide. Max Browne is completing 48.3 percent of his passes for 101 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Browne enters this game with 48 career pass attempts. Darreus Rogers and Deontay Burnett have combined for 71 receiving yards on six catches while Steven Mitchell Jr. has four receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 64 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 46 yards on seven carries. Defensively, USC is allowing 52 points and 465 yards per game. Porter Gustin leads the Trojans with nine tackles, Michael Hutchings has 1.5 sacks and Iman Marshall has one interception.
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trojans are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
USC should be able to slowdown the Aggies offense considering they're so run heavy. The Trojans offense and all that talent should also finally be able to put some points on the board now that they're not playing Alabama. This line is a little steep but USC is far more the talented team and will be eager to get that nasty taste out of its mouth.
I like the Trojans in a comfortable victory.