In my “2011 Pac-12 South: Predicting the Season and Finish for 6 Teams,” written just before Christmas, Arizona State is forecasted to win the USC game and go on to play Oregon for the Pac-12 title.
That prediction is all wrong.
Without sounding capricious, this prognostication must be modified. I’m going with the Trojans.
I thought this game would be close and gave the nod to the home team; however, recent events, and looking deeper into the history of this matchup, compel a contra version of the former projection.
Not that USC will play Oregon for the Pac-12 title, but that the Trojans will defeat the Sun Devils.
NCAA sanctions against USC call for 2011 bowl ban. If the USC appeal to the NCAA on January 22nd results in bowl ban relief, then USC will play Oregon for the Pac-12 title.
Click next to see why the previous results are reversed.