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USC vs. Arizona State: Game time, TV schedule, radio, odds and more

The Trojans try to avenge last season's blowout.

Max Tuerk leads the way for Buck Allen.
Max Tuerk leads the way for Buck Allen.
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The USC Trojans are once again in the friendly confines of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. After defeating Oregon State, 35-10, last week, USC will try to keep the momentum going against Arizona State. It is also an opportunity for revenge for the Trojans after getting demolished, 62-41, in the desert against the Sun Devils last year.

The Arizona State Sun Devils are trying to get back on track after a thorough beatdown in the desert themselves, losing 62-27 last Thursday night. With UCLA having beaten ASU, this game is a huge Pac-12 South matchup for both teams. USC is trying to stay unbeaten and the Sun Devils have to keep from falling two games back.

All Things USC vs. Arizona State Game Week

Time/TV: Saturday, 4:30 p.m., FOX (Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Molly McGrath)

Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Betting Line: USC by 12.5

Radio: ESPN Radio (Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad); KSPN/710 starting at 12:30 (Pete Arbogast, John Jackson, Jordan Moore, Steve Mason, Harvey Hyde, Shaun Cody, Kelli Tennant)

Records: USC 3-1 (2-0 Pac-12); Arizona State 3-1 (1-1)

Series: USC leads, 18-11

Last meeting: Arizona State won, 62-41, on Sept. 28, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz.

Final Notes

  • USC is 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2007.
  • It's the only time that USC plays two consecutive home games in 2014.
  • QB Cody Kessler, who has not thrown an interception this year while hitting 72.0% of his aerials, is in the national Top 25 in completion percentage, completions, passing efficiency and passing TDs.
  • RB Buck Allen, who ranks high nationally in rushing and all-purpose running, has had 100 yards either rushing or receiving in every game this season.
  • The Trojan defense is headlined by All-American and current team tackle leader DE Leonard Williams, ILB Hayes Pullard (USC's top tackler in 2011 & 2013) and always-around-the-ball 2013 Freshman All-American S Su'a Cravens, who has 5 career interceptions (including a TD return last week).
  • USC is the only school in the country yet to have surrendered a passing touchdown, which should be put to the test this afternoon.
  • The Trojans' defense is Top 25 statistically in third down conversion defense, pass efficiency defense, turnover margin, pass defense, interceptions, red zone defense, scoring defense and first down defense.
  • USC has yet to suit up more than 57 recruited scholarship players in 2014 because of NCAA-mandated scholarship limitations.
  • Arizona State rolled up 626 total yards and 38 first downs on 105 plays in its loss to UCLA.
  • The Sun Devils are ninth nationally in total offense (560.8) and 16th in both scoring offense (42.0) and rushing offense (262.8).
  • RB D.J. Foster, who has eclipsed 100 rushing yards five times in his last seven games, is in the nation's Top 10 in all-purpose running and rushing.
  • WR Jaelen Strong has nine career 100-yard receiving games.
  • The Sun Devil defense is led by safeties Demarious Randall, the national leader in solo tackles, and Jordan Simone.