This is the 90th anniversary of USC's first season playing football in the historic stadium, and the Trojans will look to finish up their three-game home stretch in grand fashion against Utah State. Expect the riled-up players to come firing out of the tunnel under the direction of LB Hayes Pullard, looking to slow down Chuckie Keeton and company.
The Trojans are 26-1-1 (.946) all-time against current Mountain West Conference teams, and will bring that impressive slate to the test against the best offense USC has faced all year. "I don't think people have any clue how good this team really is," head coach Lane Kiffin said about his next opponent on the schedule, the 2-1 Utah State Aggies. "Look no further than the Utah game last year"
The current roster features the fearsome foursome of captains in Center Marcus Martin, WR Marqise Lee, OLB Devon Kennard and LB Hayes Pullard. This leadership corp works well with redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler, who is beginning to emerge (15-17 passing last week) as a bonafide playmaker on offense.
As part of #WePlay125, volleyball and gymnastics alumni will also be honored on the field during the game. More than 2,000 youngsters from local youth groups and schools will be in attendance as part of the annual Touchdown For Youth program which raises money for underprivileged in Los Angeles; and here is the full array of nuggets.
Game Time, TV channel: 12:30 PM PST, ABC (In Los Angeles And the West Coast)
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Odds and Wagers: Latest Odds From The MGM--USC -6.5 and Over/Under 50
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Make sure to follow the USC vs. Utah State game day thread on Conquest Chronicles all afternoon leading you up and through the final moments of the Trojans toughest test of the year. #FightOn and may the Trojans once again find their groove on offense, while continuing to play lights out (top-five nationally coming in) on the other side of the ball.
BEAT THE AGGIES!!