TV: TBD (expect Pac-12 Net) USC is going to have a game @ UofA before our matchup. They could very easily be coming into that game having lost two straight and having little to play for. In my experience with folks involved in athletics at USC, there is an arrogance and a pride that they compete with that once they are no longer shooting for a top tier finish they quit. Could see that happening with the new staff and the short bench for their football program. Their defense is going to be a big problem for us, and their offense is hit or miss. They are averaging 33pts per game and are giving up 21.6pts per game. The defense is what won their game over Stanford, because the O did not crack 300yds. They gave up 450 rushing yards to BC and 510 passing yards to ASU, but held OSU to 181 total yards so it is hard to tell what their weakness is on D, or if they are just ridiculously inconsistent. Kessler is having a solid year at QB with almost 70% completions and 0 int's, they have good talent at the skill positions with a RB on pace for over 1000yds and 1500 all purpose yds. Their receivers are not as good as they have had in the recent past. No Woods or Lee hanging back there which is good for us. Definitely going to be a tough match up for the buffs, but I think we have a shot. Have to play a full 4 quarters though. We cannot take the 3rd quarter off.