The Trojans close out October play by returning home to host Utah in a battle between teams each sporting 4-3 overall records and that both have just one Pac-12 victory to date.
The Utes have not beaten Troy in the Coliseum since 1916, including a loss in 2011 in the first-ever Pac-12 football game and both teams will be looking to bounce back from tough losses last week.
Its Parents Weekend on campus and the atmosphere around the Coliseum should be lively. The only problem is the health department has not really held up on either end, especially from the home squad.
The list of injuries is actually so long that we decided to call upon some friends at Reddit to update the roster, now that Marqise Lee has been officially ruled out and USC has less than 50 healthy scholarship players.
In its history, USC has had only 3 lettermen from Utah: RE Joe Davis (1940-42) of Bountiful, FB Stanley Havili (2006-10) of Salt Lake City and current OG John Martinez of Murray just so you know.
The Trojans will look to preserve their winning record against Utah's offense led by long-time offensive mind Dennis Erickson. They will heavily rely upon the play of talented sophomore QB Travis Wilson, who has said that he will play through the pain, looking to help his Utes pull off their second upset victory of the season (Stanford at home).
Game Time, TV channel: 1:00 p.m. PST, Pac-12 Networks
Radio: 710 ESPN (KSPN-AM)
Latest Preview: USC vs. Utah Inside the Numbers
Odds and Wagers: Latest Odds from Bovada: USC -6/Utah +6, O/U 52
PAC-12 NETWORK channel listing for Los Angeles-based fans.
|AT&T U-verse TV||Pac-12 Network: 759
Pac-12 Network HD: 1759
|Pac-12 Bay Area: 760
Pac-12 Bay Area HD: 1760
|Pac-12 Los Angeles: 761
Pac-12 Los Angeles HD: 1761
|DISH Network||Pac-12 Network: 413
Pac-12 Network HD: 413
Pac-12 Network on Hopper: 406
|Time Warner Cable||Pac-12 Los Angeles: 245
Pac-12 Los Angeles HD: 370
|Pac-12 Network: 246
Pac-12 Network HD: 369
More from Conquest Chronicles:
- Secondary Setting The Stage For Success
- Tour of Troy: Non-Revenue Experience Slight Fall
- What This Game Means For Coach O
USC Football - Behind the Uniform: The Helmet (via USCAthletics)
Be sure to follow the USC vs. Utah game day thread on Conquest Chronicles all afternoon leading you up to and through the final moments of the Trojans fifth home game this season.