Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/26/12
Both the USC Trojans and the Arizona Wildcats had spectacular offensive production last week.  USC with a 50-6 win over lowly Colorado and Arizona with a 52-17 domination of Washington.  This Week's contest is another matter entirely for both teams.The Wildcats hope to remain bowl-worthy against a defense far more talented than Washington's, while the Trojans hope to stay on the National Championship radar with a win over a much deeper Arizona offense, than the one they faced against Colorado.The winning squad will be the one that makes key adjustments and fewer mistakes.  Let's look at three predictions that can be game makers or breakers.1.  USC will blitz early and often - The Trojans have been able to lean on their incredible front four to produce chaos in opposing team's game-plans thus far.  Arizona Quarterback Matt Scott and running back Ka'Deem Carey combined for 428 yards of offense last week.  USC Head Coach Lane Kiffen has shown he's willing to gamble and it can pay off big time.  Especially if the Trojans can rattle Scott early.2.  The Wildcats will shut down the USC passing game - USC's Quarterback Matt Barkley and receiver Robert Woods put up dazzling numbers themselves last week.  The Arizona coaching staff likely noticed the fact when scouting the Trojans and will make blanketing Woods and receiver Marquis Lee the top priority to prevent long passing touchdowns.  Fortunately, the Trojans can fall back on their two great tailbacks Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal to gain yardage and reopen the passing lanes again.3.  This will be a low scoring affair - With so much explosive offensive potential on either team, both defenses will tighten the screws.  The difference may well be in the turnover margin and how well each team can capitalize on them.The Prediction: USC 21 Arizona 14
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