Utah Utes (6-0) at Southern Cal Trojans (3-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -3 -- Over/Under:
The Utah Utes are traveling to play the USC Trojans this weekend in a huge Pac-12 conference game.
The USC Trojans are coming off of a ten-point loss to Notre Dame in a game where they played well for the first three quarters. The USC offense is averaging 38.3 points per game with 510.6 yards per game. Quarterback Cody Kessler leads the USC offense with 1818 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. The USC rushing attack is led by Ronald Jones II who has 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the USC receivers with 758 yards and 7 touchdowns. USC’s defense has given up 21.3 points per game with 402.5 yards per game. The USC defense has 14 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions. USC looked decent against Notre Dame last week and will have to keep using explosive plays on offense to beat a tough Utah team.
The Utah Utes are coming off of a win against Arizona State last week. The Utah offense is averaging 36.5 points per game with 396.4 yards per game. Quarterback Travis Wilson leads the Utah offense with 980 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Devontae Booker is the leading rusher for Utah with 783 yards and 8 touchdowns. Kenneth Scott leads the Utah receivers with 274 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Utah defense has allowed 19.5 points per game and 369.5 yards per game. Utah’s defense has 16 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions. Utah is ranked third in the country and is playing great football right now. Their rushing attack and tough defense are going to give USC trouble this weekend.
Utah is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. Utah is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Utah’s last 7 games on grass. USC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 6-1 in USC’s last 7 conference games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these teams last 4 meetings.
The key matchup in this game will be the USC offense against the Utah defense. USC had success against Notre Dame with their big chunk plays on offense but I don’t see Utah’s defense giving up many of those. I think that Utah will be able to run the ball on USC and will be able to win this game, even though they are on the road.