Sep 26, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Southern California Trojans song girl cheerleaders perform against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. The Trojans defeated the Sun Devils 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
It’s back to football after bye weeks on both sides as USC vs. Washington kicks off at the Coliseum Thursday evening.
Steve Sarkisian will face his former players for the first time, while Justin Wilcox will face his former employer in two senses — he was the defensive coordinator at Washington with Sarkisian and the defensive coordinator of Boise State under current Husky head coach Chris Petersen.
A national audience will be on hand for the Thursday Night clash on ESPN at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.
The broadcast crew will be comprised of Joe Tessitore with play-by-play, David Pollack and Jess Palmer supplying commentary and Kaylee Hartung on the slidelines.
As usual, Pete Arbogast will handle the local radio broadcast on 710 ESPNLA, the official home of the Trojans in Los Angeles. John Jackson joins him as the color commentator with Jordan Moore on the sidelines.
For those outside the Los Angeles area, the game will also be aired in Ontario, San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire on 1510 KSPA-AM, in Palm Springs on 1010 KXPS-AM, in Barstow on 1230 KSZL-AM, in Las Vegas on 1400 KSHP-AM, in Fresno on 96.7 KALZ-FM and in Visalia on 1400 KRZR-AM. Those with access to a computer and internet can also listen live on USCTrojans.com.
Betting Odds: USC (-17)
The opening line of the Trojans by 17 points has not budged since it was announced on Sunday, with an over/under of 56 remaining consistent as well.
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