USC Trojans College Football Betting
The USC Trojans finished the 2020 season at 5-1 after losing the Pac-12 Championship game to the Oregon Ducks. The USC program decided that the football team would not be playing in a bowl game due to COVID-19 concerns, so USC’s last game of the season was the loss to Oregon. The Trojans were ranked No. 17 in the final College Football Rankings of the regular season, but they will not be playing in a bowl game. “I am incredibly inspired by our players and the sacrifices they made these past six months to play the game that they love,” head coach Clay Helton said to the media, “They did everything we asked of them to abide by the challenging guidelines they had to follow to stay safe and well, whether it was daily testing or keeping distant from family and friends or training in less-than-ideal ways. It has not been easy, and it is hard for anyone outside the program to understand how immensely difficult these past few months have been for them.”
The Trojans had the most talented roster in the Pac-12 and the loss to Oregon was simply an unacceptable way to end the season. The Trojans faced an easy schedule in 2020 and they should have won the Pac-12 Championship and if they had done so they would probably have accepted a bowl invite.
USC finished the season at 5-1 SU and 3-3 ATS. They went under the total in five of their six games. The Trojans averaged 33.3 points per game while giving up 26 points per game. Slovis threw for 1,921 yards in 2020, while Malepeai rushed for 238 yards.
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USC elected to not play in a bowl game.
USC Trojans Season Review
The USC Trojans had everything in front of them, a Top 10 ranking, a New Year’s Six bowl game and huge national exposure, but the Trojans couldn’t handle a weak Oregon team in the Pac-12 title game, losing 31-24. The Ducks did next to nothing on offense, but the Oregon defense harassed quarterback Kedon Slovis throughout the game and Slovis threw three interceptions. Oregon defensive lineman Kayvon Tibedeaux was so dominant that he was named the MVP of the game. He had five tackles and a sack and he was credited with 12 quarterback pressures. Oregon had just 246 total yards and yet they beat the Trojans. The Oregon starting quarterback threw for just 91 yards and yet the Trojans lost.
Anthony Brown threw two touchdown passes for the Ducks but he only had four passing attempts. Starting quarterback Tyler Shough threw two touchdown passes, but both were short throws. Jaylon Redd, Hunter Kampmoyer, DJ Johnson and Travis Dye caught TD passes for the Ducks.
Kedon Slovis passed for 320 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Trojans. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a TD pass and Markese Stepp rushed for a score. USC trailed 14-0 in the first quarter after two interceptions from Slovis led to two Oregon touchdown drives. “There’s a lot of hurt souls in our locker room right now,” USC coach Clay Helton said to the media, “I know our kids wanted extremely badly to win a championship, and we came up a play too short today.”
The Ducks led 31-17 lead with less than 10 minutes to play, but Bru McCoy caught a TD pass to pull the Trojans within 31-24. The Trojans did reach midfield in an attempt to tie the game but Slovis threw his third interception of the game. “We didn’t have any doubt at all,” USC receiver Drake London said to the media, “We believed in each other to just try to go out there and execute it. Unfortunately we just ended up short.”
2020 USC Trojans Schedule
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||vs. Washington State
||vs. Oregon (Pac-12 Championship)
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