Saturday night’s USC vs. Arizona game will air on ESPN2 with the Trojans and Wildcats vying for a critical Pac-12 South advantage.
This year’s USC vs. Arizona game could set the stage for the remainder of the Pac-12 South division race. What happens in Tucson is unlikely to stay in Tucson.
The Trojans are coming off a critical comeback victory over Washington State at the Coliseum, but questions linger over whether Clay Helton’s squad has what it takes to find their groove on the road. The head coach remains perfect at home, but his 10-12 record on the road remains a talking point.
Quarterback JT Daniels and the Trojan passing attack came alive against the Cougars. Can they replicate that performance against an Arizona defense still trying to find their feet?
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Perhaps more critically, can USC’s defense contend with the explosive threat poised by Khalil Tate and the Wildcats?
New head coach Kevin Sumlin hasn’t had a dream start in the desert. Arizona lost their opening two games before bouncing back with two straight wins against two of the easier teams on their schedule in 2018.
A particular concern, Tate has not looked like the Heisman contender who surged onto the scene late last season. Will that change on Saturday against the Trojans?
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Pacific on ESPN2 with Adam Amin on play-by-play and Rod Gilmore providing analysis. Quint Kessenich will handle sideline duty.
Here’s how you catch the game…
Betting Odds: USC (-3)
The line for the game opened with the Trojans as four-point favorites, but bettors have caught on to USC’s struggles against the spread: They’re 0-4 this season ATS. So it’s no surprise the margin dropped to just three points, according to the Odds Shark consensus line.
The over/under for Saturday night is 58.5 points.
TV channel listings: ESPN2
DirecTV: Channel 209Dish: Channel 143AT&T U-Verse: Channels 1606 HD/606 SDVerizon FiOS: Channel 574 HD/74 SDSpectrum TV: Channel 65/301 or Check your local listings
How to listen on the radio: ESPNLA
As always, ESPNLA 710 will have a live radio broadcast for the Los Angeles area with Pete Arbogast as the voice of the Trojans. He’ll be accompanied by John Jackson’s commentary and Jordan Moore’s sideline reporting.
How to live stream online: WatchESPN
An ESPN2 broadcast means the USC vs. Washington State game will also be available online via WatchESPN.
You can download the WatchESPN app on your mobile device or tablet or watch the stream directly from your computer. Click here to go directly to the WatchESPN website, though be aware, you will need a log in from your television provider to access the stream.