5* BLUE CHIP PAC-12 GAME OF THE YEAR
Southern Cal vs. Arizona,
10/27/2012 15:30 EDT,
Score: 36 - 39
Point Spread: -6½/-105 Southern Cal
5* BLUE CHIP PAC-12 GAME OF THE YEAR: USC -6.5
With last weeks blowout win over Colorado the Trojans have now won four straight since that upset loss to Stanford. This is one of those scenarios where I think the public is on the right side. I think USC not only wins this game by a touchdown, but I like their chances of winning by 2-3 scores.
The reason Stanford was able to beat USC is because their defense was able to keep the Trojan offense in check. I'm confident Arizona's defense will fail to the same. The Wildcats have the 104th ranked defense in the country, giving up 464.7 total yards per game. They are 76th against the run (173.6 ypg), but must importantly for this game they are 112th against the pass (291.1 ypg). USC has one of the top quarterback prospects in Matt Barkley and two NFL-ready wide outs in Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. This trio is going to be in line for a huge game.
While Arizona has a pretty good offense of their own, I can't seem them keeping up over the course of the entire game. USC is 30th in the country in total defense so they are going to get some stops. The Trojan defense has forced two or more turnovers in every game this year. If they are able to keep that streak alive I believe it will be what pushes this from a 7-10 point game to a 17-21 point blowout. BET THE TROJANS!