USC is on a little two-game winning streak and trail Utah by one game for the Pac-12 South lead. They welcome the Arizona Wildcats, who have struggled to say the least in 2015. Here is how our staff thinks the Trojans will do in 2015.
Tyler Brett: Arizona brings one of the top offenses in the Pac-12 into this game, though they are dealing with injuries and quarterback uncertainty, and one of the worst defenses. USC’s defense has been improving in recent weeks, particularly against the run, and their offense is filled with weapons even with the status of leading receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster up in the air following hand surgery. The Wildcats got physically manhandled on Halloween night in Seattle by UW and should have another tough night maintaining their offense in this one. Their defense remains a sieve and USC should be able to impose their will on them with a power running game to control the tempo and Cody Kessler going over the top with play-action. USC 38, Arizona 17
Trajuan Briggs: USC wins 42-17
Nick Dempsey: USC wins 34-24. The Arizona Wildcats will have a tough time slowing down the new USC rushing attack with the Trojans finding more consistent success in the running game. Arizona is struggling on both sides of the ball but will find a way to keep this game somewhat close with a solid rushing attack of their own but they will not have enough to upset USC in the Coliseum for Homecoming.
Julian Lopez: This game should be a piece of cake for the Trojans considering all of the injuries to the Wildcats. However, Jerrard Randall scares me a lot and if Rich Rod decides to play him more than Anu Solomon, than it could be a close game. In the end, I think USC's offense will have no problem with the Arizona defense and USC wins, 41-17.
Briggs: Offense will gain 600 yards (375 Passing & 225 Rushing) with Ronald Jones II finally having his first 100-yard game. Defense comes up with 3 turnovers and a touchdown.
Brett: Freshman WR Deontay Burnett will log 150 yards receiving and the first touchdown of his collegiate career.
Dempsey: The Trojans will have their best rushing game of the season.
Lopez: Steven Mitchell Jr. has the breakout game we all have been waiting for. I'll say 125 receiving yards and multiple touchdowns.