Before the USC Trojans can prepare for their important tilt with the Oregon Ducks in the Coliseum, they must first avoid a trap game in the Tucson desert when they take on the Arizona Wildcats. USC's defense will be tasked with shutting down the second most explosive offense in the conference, which should serve as good prep for their clash with the Ducks a week later.
USC is currently standing at 6-1 on the season and is riding a four-game winning streak after its loss to Stanford, beating Cal, Utah, Washington and Colorado in succession. USC's second half of the conference schedule is far more formidable, and they'll be facing an Arizona team that's riding high after its first Pac-12 win.
Arizona started the season by winning all three of its non-conference games (including a solid victory over Oklahoma State), but then dropped the first three Pac-12 games to Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford. The Wildcats rebounded with a rout of the Huskies and are now looking to spring a trap on the Trojans in the desert.
Game time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN2, check the coverage maps to find out which channel.
Point spread: USC favored by 6.5 to 7 points
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