What we have at the Coliseum this Saturday is a good old-fashioned trap game for USC.
The oddsmakers, media and fans are not taking Syracuse very seriously. This is a very good, well-coached football team. It has the ability to put up a lot of points and put them up quickly. Even though the Orange may be behind in a game, they are never out of it. If Lane Kiffin's offense tries to sit on a lead, they will soon find out why this is a trap game.
Syracuse comes into the Coliseum with a 2-0 record for the first time since 1999, and it would love nothing better than to leave with its first 3-0 start since 1991. The Trojans' mistake-prone offense must finally step up this weekend against a relatively inexperienced defense, or the Syracuse offense could steal this one away from Matt Barkley and company.
To see how the Orange could do just that, continue reading...