USC leaves the safety of the Coliseum this week and travels to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Trojans are 3-1 as they enter their second tilt with a conference opponent and have looked impressive in spurts.
Both USC and the Sun Devils are looking to notch their first conference win this season: USC, having been embarrassed at home by the Washington State Cougars, and ASU, having just lost 42-28 to Stanford.
For Arizona State, the football gods look down favorably on them: USC has dropped six of its 10 losses to Sparky in Tempe, including its most recent loss in 2011. Then again, history finds itself aligned with the Trojans as well: USC leads the series all time 18-10 (not including a win vacated with the sanctions) and sustained an 11-game win streak against ASU until 2011.
Both teams need a win, but alas, only one can do so.
But first, here are the vitals for game day:
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Radio: 710 ESPN
Spread: ASU (-6), per Vegas Insider