USC welcomes the Utah State Aggies to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the final tilt of its three-game homestand. The Trojans are riding momentum after handling the Boston College Eagles last week in a way that gave an inkling of hope that USC football will return to form.
With that 35-7 victory in the rearview mirror, USC now prepares for its toughest opponent yet.
The Aggies are newcomers to the Mountain West in 2013, having previously been a member of the WAC for eight seasons. In 2012, Utah State posted its first 11-win season in school history, en route to winning the WAC as well as winning its first bowl game in 19 years.
Utah State is an emerging program, while USC is trying to rebrand itself. This matchup is certainly a must-see this week.
But before the preview, here are the vitals:
Kickoff: 12:30 PT
Place: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
TV: ABC (West Coast), ESPN2 (East Coast)
Radio: 710 ESPN
Spread: USC (-6.5)