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USC vs. Arizona Prediction, Preview, Game Time, Channel

Looking for a USC vs. Arizona prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the pivotal Pac-12 matchup.

Saturday, October 15, the USC Trojans (3-3) take on the Arizona Wildcats (2-4). The game will be played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AR. Read on for our USC vs. Arizona prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, USC wins the matchup between the two teams 65.3% of the time. The spread suggests that the Trojans are favored to win the contest.

Spread: USC -8

Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX

USC vs. Arizona preview:

USC had a tough opener to the season as they played No. 1 Alabama in a neutral site game. The Trojans entered that contest at the No. 20 team in the country, but were embarrassed by a score of 52-6. USC then lost two more games against ranked opponents, at the hands of then No. 7 Stanford, and then No. 24 Utah. The Trojans got back on track with back-to-back wins over Arizona State and then No. 21 Colorado.

Arizona is still searching a quality win this season. The Wildcats defeated Grambling State in Week 2 and Hawaii in Week 3, but have not won a meaningful game yet. Arizona has struggled against the Pac-12 so far this season as well, dropping three straight at the hands of then No. 9 Washington, UCLA, and then No. 24 Utah.

USC and Arizona have played 38 times in history, with the Trojans owning a 30-8 advantage. 

USC vs. Arizona prediction:

After struggling in the first four games of the season, it appears the Trojans have settled in. This game could get out of hand quickly if Arizona doesn't show up ready to play. USC is loaded with talent, especially on the offensive end, and should showcase its ability to put points on the board. This will be an offensive shootout.

USC 52, Arizona 35