Point Spread: -2.50 | -115.00 USC (Away)
USC has averaged 32 points a game while giving up 28.5 points. They have had to come from behind in their two wins over Arizona and Arizona State. The offense is led by Kedon Slovis with 706 passing yards with three touchdowns and an interception. His favorite targets are Amon-Ra St. Brown and Drake London who have combined for 406 yards and a touchdown. The rushing attack is led by Markese Step with 135 yards while Stephen Carr with 125 yards with two touchdowns apiece.
Utah went 11-3 last season but has not played a game this season. They lost quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss from last season plus several defensive players. The Utes offensive strength to start the season should be a solid offensive line. They will need that to help whoever starts at quarterback. They haven't announced a starting quarterback as of yet. The rushing duties will be handled by Devin Brumfield and Jordan Wilmore. The Utes defense is in rebuild mode as they lost 11 of their top 13 tacklers with the secondary being hit the hardest.
USC will be playing its third game while the Utes haven’t played a game. The Utah secondary is young and inexperienced and the Trojans should be able to take advantage of it. Utah will be playing a new quarterback with no game experience this year. If Utah had played a game this season this could be another story but with no in-game experience for the Utes, I like USC to win easily.
Play on USC.