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The 3-1 USC Trojans of 2012 have so far been mostly disappointing.Going from a preseason ranking in the top 2, to dropping a lackluster game to an unimpressive Stanford Cardinal.Then rounding things out with an uninspired win over the Cal Bears.This Thursday, the Trojans travel to face a 2-2 Utah Utes squad that has had problems of it's own including a major setback in a 37-7 loss to Arizona State. Both teams have had a bye week to iron out some of the wrinkles and allow tired players to rest. What should fans expect to see that perhaps they hadn't anticipated? Find out with the following crystal ball report:1. Matt Barkley will be sacked, perhaps a lot. It's no secret that the USC offensive line has had some issues, especially with the injury to key front man, center Khalid Holmes. The Utes' defense is no doubt aware that if they can contain Barkley, their job will be a lot easier. Expect to see a lot of blitzes as Utah attempts to throw the USC quarterback off hi...
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Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following Tuesday's practice. The Trojans will leave for Salt Lake City Wednesday, as they prepare to play Utah in front of a primetime national tv audience on Thursday.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talked to the media following Monday's practice. The No. 13 Trojans are preparing to travel to Salt Lake City to play Utah on Thursday night.
USC fifth-year senior Abe Markowitz has barely seen the field during his time as a Trojan after redshirting and being plagued by injury. But this season, his last, could prove to be the one he's waited for.
USC cornerback Nickell Robey is a third-year returning starter and co-captain for the Trojans. He's a Thorpe Award candidate, but isn't putting up the big numbers expected during his junior season and it's no fault of his own...
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Thursday night football will be interesting once again with the USC Trojans attracting most fans across the country.
Matt Barkley has struggled a bit throwing 12 TD with 5 INT, but 1,005 yards through four games is not exactly Heisman Trophy qualifying numbers.
In fact, the Trojan signal-caller...
While Thursday night college football has become a bit of a quirky, fun novelty in the past, this Thursday, there’s nothing fun or quirky about USC’s trip to Utah. For the Trojans, a loss here would all but eliminate them from not only BCS title contention, but possibly Pac-12 championship contender status too. As for Utah, well, at 2-3, they’re just holding on for dear life...
In a Friday night Pac-12 match-up, this USC vs. Utah battle features the best quarterback in college football (at least for the time being), an elite interior line match-up, and a handful of playmakers on both sides of the ball. Read over the scouting reports for the best players for both teams to see who you should be watching in this 9:00 EST game on ESPN.
Matt Barkley, QB...
1. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas Grade-1st Round
2. Geno Smith, West Virginia Grade-1st Round
3. Matt Barkley, USC Grade-1st Round
4. Tyler Bray, Tennessee Grade-1st Round
5. Aaron Murray, Georgia Grade-1st Round
6. Landry Jones, Oklahoma Grade-2nd Round
7. EJ Manuel, Florida State Grade-2nd Round
8. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech Grade-2nd Round
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Back on track in the Pac-12, Southern California has had ample time to prepare for its next conference challenge.
So too, has upset-minded Utah.
The No. 13 Trojans look to avoid that upset as they face the Utes in their first visit to Salt Lake City in 95 years Thursday night.
After losing 21-14 at then-No. 21 Stanford on Sept. 15, USC (3-1, 1-1) rebounded with a 27-9 home win...
The Trojans were able to get back on track last week after a tough loss to Stanford. They next head to Rice-Eccles Stadium to play the 2-2 Utah Utes. Some were wondering how USC would respond against California after a relatively surprising loss to the Cardinal. Well, they did just fine. Matt Barkley, though, struggled a little bit, completing 22-of-34 passes for 192 yards, while...
It's time to take a look ahead to what is in store for us college football fans this weekend. Here is your weekly viewing guide. These are the games you should be watching this week....
Thursday, October 4th
USC (3-1, 1-1) at Utah (2-2, 0-1), 9 PM, ESPN
So far Utah is 2-0 at home and 0-2 on the road. Is it possible for Utah to pull the upset here? It's possible but...