The USC Trojans will attempt to snap their two-game losing streak when hosting Arizona State on Saturday.
The USC Trojans are coming off back-to-back losses, but will attempt to snap the losing streak and keep pace in the Pac-12 South race when hosting Arizona State on Saturday.
After losing 62-51 to Oregon last week, the Trojans are now 6-3 on the season and 4-3 in conference play. USC is currently second in the Pac-12 South, just behind UCLA's 4-2 in conference play. With a game against the Bruins looming next week, USC can still control its destiny in the conference race, but Saturday is essentially a must-win.
The Trojans' passing attack has been nearly unstoppable in recent weeks as quarterback Matt Barkley threw for 977 yards over the last two games. A good portion of those yards went to Marqise Lee who had 28 receptions for 502 yards in USC's last two games.
Defensively, USC will face an Arizona State team that is 22nd in the country in scoring, averaging 37.0 points per game. The Sun Devils are averaging 457.8 total yards per game, which is good for 31st in the country, and just slightly less than the 464.7 yards USC's offense is averaging.
Although Arizona State knocked off the Trojans last season, USC has dominated the matchup recently, winning 11 of the last 12 contests.
Game time, TV channel: 3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Online streaming video: Online streaming is available on the Pac-12 website.
Point spread: USC favored by 10 points.