Arizona State vs. USC: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Darin PikeContributor INovember 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Marqise Lee #9 of the USC Trojans runs with ball during the game against the Oregon Ducks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Will the real Arizona State Sun Devils please step forward? The Trojans of USC are attempting to prepare for the upcoming game and aren't certain whom they'll really be facing in Los Angeles.

The Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3) fit right in with the balance of their Pac-12 colleagues. They'll post an impressive win one week and then roll out a subpar loss the next. 

Teams have flashed great defense at times and then surrender 50 points.

Arizona State throttled Illinois and Utah, only to lose to Missouri between those games. They are currently riding a three-game losing streak, spoiling a 3-0 start to Pac-12 play.

The Trojans have a two-game skid of their own that they want to halt.


When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:33 p.m. ET

Where: Los Angeles Memorial Colliseum

Watch: Pac-12 Network

Stream: Pac-12 Network

Radio: Free Football Radio


Betting Line (via OddsShark)

Over/Under: 65, Spread: Southern Cal -9

Some power rankings actually have the Sun Devils ranked above the Trojans and mock out an ASU win on Saturday. While the upset wouldn't be a total shock, it would be a surprise.

With the exception of the aforementioned road loss to Missouri, Arizona State has shown promise this season.

Both of these offenses can score 50 points in a game, and I don't anticipate much defense in this matchup. I'm looking at the Trojans and the over.

If USC is on its game it will cover. If not, the odds seem just as good for ASU to win straight up as to lose while keeping USC from covering the spread. Those favoring the Sun Devils would do well to look at the +275 money line.


Injury Report (via USA Today)

Arizona State








Andrew Sampson




Southern Cal








Christian Thomas



Day to Day

Cody Temple



Out for Season

David Garness



Out for Season

Scott Starr



Out for Season

Brian Baucham



Out for Season

Devon Kennard



Out for Season

BCS/Top-25 Implications

Most of USC's BCS aspirations have left the building. They still have a small shot at reaching the Rose Bowl, though.

At 6-3 the Trojans are still ranked at No. 19 in the BCS standings. With wins over Arizona State and UCLA they are still in the hunt to win the Pac-12 South title and secure a trip to the championship game.

If they reach the title game, they'd be just one win away from a Rose Bowl appearance.


Arizona State Player to Watch: Taylor Kelly, QB

This game is going to be more about scoring than defense. Not that both teams won't want to play tight defense, but it isn't exactly their forte. 

The Sun Devil offense revolves around its quarterback. Their ground game leans on three running backs and a QB that have yardage accumulations between 316 and 393 yards.

Kelly is making the most of his first year as a starter. He's thrown for a little over 2,000 yards, completing 65.5 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. His rating is 156.8, all impressive figures for a young quarterback.

The sophomore quarterback will be looking for some confidence as his season winds down. He also needs another win for the Devils to become bowl eligible, and a pair of victories would certainly help raise the status of the game they reach.


USC Player to Watch: Matt Barkley, QB

Part and parcel with Barkley are the USC receivers, Marqise Lee and Robert Woods. They talented duo leans heavily on each other and Barkley to create a high-powered scoring machine.

The senior quarterback has fallen from Heisman consideration, but it is hard to say he's having anything but a solid season. Much of his success comes from his receivers, but he's still been effective.

Barkley is completing 65.5 percent of his passes and has 2,750 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His QB rating is 163.3.

Look for USC to have Barkley throwing early and often in this contest.


Prediction: USC 48, Arizona State 34

This contest has everything it takes for a high-scoring gridiron battle—two pretty good offenses and not much defensive strength.

The speed of the Trojan receivers will create matchup issues for the Sun Devils. Lee and Woods will find room down the field and they should be able to open up routes underneath and even find a ground game.


Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks.