The Utah Utes will hit the road in PAC 12 conference play to face the USC Trojans in an NCAA college football game set for Saturday afternoon.
Kick off time from LA Coliseum is scheduled for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by PAC 12 Network.
The college football betting odds have the home side USC Trojans favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line set at 54 points
Utah has fallen to 4-3 in 2013 after a 35-24 road defeat last week to the Arizona Wildcats as a +3 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game total finished at under 62 points. The Utes failed to hold a one point lead after three quarters as Arizona outscored Utah 15-3 in the final stanza.
The Utes offense generated 329 yards with 172 running for over 4 yards a carry. Adam Schulz hit on 12 of 23 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. Utah had trouble keeping drives alive by converting 5 of 18 on third down. Each team committed two turnovers. On defense the Utes gave up 468 yards to the Wildcats with 300 yards to their ground attack for over 5 yards a carry.
USC drops to 3-1 on the year after a 14-10 road defeat last week to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as a +2 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game total landed at under 51 points. The Trojans fell behind 14-10 at the half and failed to score in the second.
The team posted 330 yards offensively with 129 rushing for over 4 yards a carry. Cody Kessler hit on 20 of 34 passes for 201 yards and a pick. Silas Redd ran for 112 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. The Trojans were poor on third down converting 2 of 13. Each team had one turnover. On defense USC allowed 295 yards to the Fighting Irish with 129 to their ground attack for over 3 yards per attempt. The Trojans stopped Notre Dame 71% of the time on third down.