With the 2015 NCAA Football Season advancing into Week 6 of the Regular Season games, this coming Thursday night the 8th of October 2015, we start the week with the Huskies of Washington 2-2 (Pac-12 North) playing the No. 17 Trojans of USC 3-1 (Pac-12 South) with the game being played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California with kick-off scheduled for 9:05 PM ET.
The opening odds for those that Bet on College football at SBG sportsbook have the Trojans of USC favored at -17 with the Huskies of Washington at +17 with no total or money line available at this time. USC got the league campaign moving with a win this past weekend over the Sun Devils of Arizona State winning the game 42-14 and a 28 point advantage. We wonder if the Huskies are ready for this great match-up in Week 6 in L.A.
If you’re a fan of the Huskies of Washington your team’s playoff chance took a major hit with the tough loss this past weekend as they were defeated in a close game 30-24 by the Golden Bears of California. The Huskies defense was unable to cope with the Bears QB J. Goff who passed for 2 TD’s and some 344 yards.
That was a frustrating loss for the Huskies who in their last 6 games against the Bears they won all 6 of the game. Primarily there loss was attributed to some very poor performances by the Huskies who gave up 5 turnovers that resulted in 13 points for the Bears.
If the Washington team is to have a chance to win in this game with the Trojans, they will definitely need to do better with their possession of the ball during the game. In their game with the Bears last week they had ball possession for 20 minutes of the game, while the Bears possessed the ball for some 40 minutes.
Having said that, then they need QB J. Browning to have some big plays in the game for the Washington offense. Because in the game last weekend QB Browning struggled as he completed a mere 17 of his 28 passes and 150 yards without a TD and was intercepted 2 times in the game. He may see improvement against the Trojans secondary who have allowed their opponents an average of some 245 passing yards per game this season, and that ranks at 89th in NCAA Football. In the last 10 games the Huskies have played against the Trojans they are 6 and 4 against the spread.
For the fans of the Trojans of USC your team will head to L.A. for the Pac-12 game against the Huskies with momentum on their side after a impressive 28 point victory over Arizona State, after they came off a defeat by Stanford 41-31in their previous game. That win put their 2015 season record to date at 3-1 and 1-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.
The USC Trojans offensively are led by QB C. Kessler and in their last game he had 19 completions on his 33 passing attempts for 5 TD’s and a for a total of 376 yards passing. One sad note is that his string of 103 pass attempts without an interception ended in that last game as he was picked at the Sun Devils 1 yard line in their 1st offensive series of that game. However he still remains 3rd this season with some 15 TD’s passing in 2015.
One player who is a defensive starter A. Jackson who played on the offensive side as a receiver in this game, and led the Trojans in reception yardage with 132 yards on 3 receptions and 1 TD on a 80 yard reception. He’s proved to be quite versatile as he also returned 2 punts, 1 of which was for some 45 yards.
If the USC is to put together consecutive wins by beating the Huskies on this Thursday night football game, they will need to continue with their exceptional defensive performances they had in their last game against the Sun Devils when score TD’s on all the 4 turnovers they forced Arizona State to commit. Thus, applying similar pressure on the Huskies QB J. Browning, who had 2 costly turnovers in their game with the Golden Bears? In the ultimate 10 games with the Huskies the Trojans have 8 wins and 2 losses.
The prediction for this Pac-12 game is that the Trojans prove to be a bit too much offensively and beat the Huskies 34-21.