USC Trojans College Football Betting
The year to nowhere is wrapping up for second-year head coach Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans. Riley’s Trojans have wasted the talents of 2022 Heisman Trophy-winning QB Caleb Williams. Williams did his part, but Riley failed to provide a defense to complement his superstar. On Saturday, the Troy Boys meet the UCLA Bruins.
College Football Betting Lines
UCLA Bruins +6.5
USC Trojans -6.5
USC Trojans Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 18, 2023, the USC Trojans of the Pac-12 will host the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 at LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ABC.
Last game, the UCLA Bruins lost 17-7 against the Arizona State Sun Devils as 14-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 44.5. UCLA has a record of 6-4 straight up, 4-6 against the spread, and 2-8 over/under the total. UCLA ranks 35th for total offense, 62nd for passing, 13th for rushing and 73rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 10th overall, 55th against the pass, 2nd against the rush, and 10th for points allowed. Also, UCLA ranks 84th for fewest turnovers lost and 29th for takeaways.
USC Trojans Weekly Recap
Last game, the USC Trojans lost 36-27 against the Oregon Ducks as 16.5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 77.5. USC has a record of 7-4 straight up, 3-8 against the spread, and 9-2 over/under the total. USC ranks 9th for total offense, 5th for passing, 77th for rushing and 3rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 126th overall, 132nd against the pass, 118th against the rush, and 123rd for points allowed. Also, USC ranks 120th for fewest turnovers lost and 92nd for takeaways.
Caleb Williams threw for 291 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. After winning their first six, USC has lost four of its last five games.
Austin Jones scored on a 13-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter to get the Trojans within 36-27 with 3:44 left, but the two-point conversion failed, and USC couldn't get closer.
The Trojans fell out of the AP’s Top 25 for the first time in coach Lincoln Riley’s tenure after a 52-42 loss to No. 5 Washington last weekend. USC has one game remaining next weekend against UCLA.
It was USC's first game since firing defensive coordinator Alex Grinch on Sunday. The Trojans gave up 52 points and 572 yards in the loss to the Huskies. Defensive line coach Shaun Nua and inside linebackers coach Brian Odom were named USC’s co-defensive coordinators for the rest of the season.
2023 USC Trojans Football Schedule
||vs. San Jose State (Week Zero)
||at Arizona State
||at Notre Dame
The USC Trojans are on the top level of college football blue blood and traditional power programs as the greatest program on the west coast. USC has 11 claimed national championships with six unclaimed titles. The Trojans have won 39 conference championships.
Howard Jones was the first big winner at USC with three nattys from 1925 through 1940. And then, John McKay offered the second era of glory with four national titles in his reign from 1960 through 1975. McKay’s top assistant, John Robinson, won a natty in 1978. And then Pete Carroll won his two championships in a tenure that ran from 2001 through 2009.
There has been a litany of superstars that have played for the Trojans. Namely, Carson Palmer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Charles White, Mike Garrett, OJ Simpson, and Marcus Allen rocked Heisman Trophies. Other superstar Men of Troy included Frank Gifford, Ron Yary, Lynn Swann, Ronnie Lott, Rickie Bell, Ron Mix, Willie Wood, Junior Seau, and Troy Polamalu.
Yes, this is one special and storied program set for a return to glory under Lincoln Riley.
2023 College Football Schedule
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