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Week 3: USC vs Fresno State 9/17/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Fresno State Bulldogs (1-1) vs. USC Trojans (2-0)
September 17, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -12.5 / Fresno State Bulldogs +12.5; Over/Under: +68.5
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The USC Trojans and Fresno State Bulldogs clash Saturday in week 3 college football action from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to rebound from a 35-32 loss to Oregon State in their last game. Jake Haener has thrown for 737 yards and 3 touchdowns on 74.7% passing while Jordan Mims has rushed for 195 yards and 4 touchdowns as well this season. Nikko Remigio has a team-high 15 grabs for 200 yards while Josh Kelly has 134 receiving yards as well this season. Evan Williams leads Fresno State’s defense with 17 total tackles including 14 solo tackles while Fresno State’s defense has combined for 3 sacks as well this season.

The USC Trojans will hope to keep the ball rolling after a 41-28 win over Stanford in their last game. Caleb Williams has thrown for 590 yards and 6 touchdowns on 79.6% passing while Travis Dye has rushed for 125 yards and Jordan Addison has a team-high 12 catches for 225 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead USC’s receiving group this season. On defense, Eric Gentry has a team-high 17 total tackles while Solomon Byrd has a pair of sacks. USC’s defensive unit has combined for 9 sacks and 6 interceptions this season.

Fresno State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Pac-12 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. USC is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 home games.

I get the case to be made for the Bulldogs here as they’re a solid team with great QB play, but the problem is that USC is running like a well-oiled machine right now and simply aren’t a team I’m looking to step in front of right now. The Bulldogs still fell short against an average Oregon State team and with how USC picked apart Stanford last time out, I think it could be a long one for Fresno State here. Give me USC.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: USC -12.5

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