Who’s Playing

Arizona @ USC

Current Records: Arizona 0-7; USC 3-4

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $13.00

What to Know

The Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans are set to square off in a Pac-12 matchup at 7 p.m. ET Oct. 30 at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

The Wildcats were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last week as they fell 21-16 to the Washington Huskies. Arizona was up 13 to nothing at the end of the half but couldn’t hold on to the lead. QB Will Plummer had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions with only 2.85 yards per passing attempt.

Meanwhile, USC received a tough blow last week as they fell 31-16 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. USC was down 24-3 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. RB Keaontay Ingram put forth a good effort for the losing side as he rushed for one TD and 138 yards on 24 carries.

Arizona have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 21.50 point spread they are up against. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last Friday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The losses put Arizona at 0-7 and the Trojans at 3-4. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Wildcats are 249th worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown 13 on the season. USCs have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the contest with the 211th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown seven on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

Odds

The Trojans are a big 21.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Trojans as a 20.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

Series History

USC have won all of the games they’ve played against Arizona in the last seven years.

  • Nov 14, 2020 – USC 34 vs. Arizona 30
  • Oct 19, 2019 – USC 41 vs. Arizona 14
  • Sep 29, 2018 – USC 24 vs. Arizona 20
  • Nov 04, 2017 – USC 49 vs. Arizona 35
  • Oct 15, 2016 – USC 48 vs. Arizona 14
  • Nov 07, 2015 – USC 38 vs. Arizona 30

By rajib