The Hawaii Warriors will depart their island nation and fly east across the Pacific Ocean to meet the USC Trojans in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The first kickoff in the Los Angeles Coliseum is scheduled for 7:30ET.
Expectations are sky high for the No. 1 ranked Trojans as they attempt to make up for lost time after a two year ban from postseason play. Look for USC QB Matt Barkley to make an early statement in this one, that he didn’t stay out of the NFL draft for any other reason than to win the national title and perhaps the Heisman Trophy to go with it. He should keep receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee busy throwing in their direction. Start your College Football Gambling action on Hawaii at USC Game.
An interesting aside to the game has Norm Chow, the Trojans’ offensive coordinator from 2001-2004 now coaching the Warriors. That USC coaching staff also included current Trojans coach, Lane Kiffen.
Hawaii was 6-7 last year, while USC was 10-2. Hawaii is just 2-9 ATS recently, putting up a 3-9 ATS record against Pac 10 teams.
With a national title as their goal, the Trojans should be looking at this game to make a statement. They’ve averaged 43.6 ppg in their last 7 affairs. Barkley is the clear Heisman favorite entering this season, and he has a number of WRs and RBs to count on. They have put together an impressive 6-0-1 record ATS lately. They are on a 6-0 ATS run, but only 3-7 ATS in non-conference play.
The Trojans have averaged 59 ppg in their last 3 meetings against the Warriors. USC won 49-36 in 2010, and 63-17 in 2005. The Trojans failed to cover the spread in that 2010 meeting, but were favored by 36 in 2005, easily covering. Check the NCAA Football Lines for Hawaii at USC Game.
USC is a prohibitive 42 point home favorite in this one listed at -$110. The over / under of 63.5 total points is also available at a -$110.
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