USC football takes hype videos to the next level with Mandalorian crossover (Video)

USC football running back Vavae Malepeai. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
USC football running back Vavae Malepeai. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) /

USC football’s Utah hype video is all about The Mandalorian

Are you a fan of USC football?

Are you a fan of the Disney Plus hit The Mandalorian?

Then USC’s latest hype video is tailor-made for you.

The highlight and pump-up production features audio and video from the teaser trailer for the new season of The Mandalorian intermixed with clips of the Trojans on the gridiron.

USC football now needs to live up to hype video expectations vs. Utah.

The Mandalorian is great, but USC hasn’t exactly been that in 2020. That is unless you count two straight comeback finishes to win games against ASU and Arizona in the final minutes. The excitement has certainly been there for both.

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The Trojans will need to show some Mandalorian-esque toughness to get through their trip to Salt Lake City. Rice-Eccles Stadium has never been a hospitable place for USC with losses in every visit since 2012.

This time around factors will be quite different. Just like the world of The Mandalorian is in flux after the fall of the Empire, the Utes home ground will feel rather strange with no fans in the stands to rattle travelers. Maybe that will make a difference for USC, even though the Trojans will still have to navigate the difficulty of playing in elevation and cold weather.

At the very least, USC has shown resilience in the first two games of the season. There will be few excuses for rust this time. Utah hasn’t been able to play their first two games of the season because of trouble with COVID-19. Their roster will be limited when they take the field on Saturday.

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It’s up to the Trojans to show improvement from week to week by playing better football than they managed across the desert school matchups.

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