USC Football will be taking on Arizona this weekend in a Week 9 Pac-12 battle that kicks off at 4 p.m. PST. Unfortunately, the game will be on the PAC-12 Network, so local listings for the network are going to be on a case by case basis in regards to what television package one has. Check your specific local listings online to find where exactly the PAC-12 Network is in your household.
If anyone needs a coverage map to see where this game lines up with the rest of game day, just click here. For the broadcast, Ted Robinson will be the play-by-play announcer. Yogi Roth will be the color commentator. Of course, many reading this remember Roth very vividly, as he was the QBs Coach for the Trojans from 2005-2009. He was a four-time Pac-10 Champion with SC in that role.
SC has had quite a bit of success against the Arizona Wildcats in the past. They're 36-8 against them all time, and have not lost to them since 2012. They're 15-4 against them on the road, so it appears that the trip to Tucson isn't necessarily anything for the Trojans to be worried about. Not to mention, the Cats are 3-4 on the year. They've had a wildly different season than what USC has had.
USC is 6-1 on the season, with their one loss being a one-point game on the road to a top 14 Utah team. Not to mention, it took a lot of poor officiating to even get Utah over the top by that one point. SC is averaging 40.4 points per game, and UA's defense is allowing 36.29 points per game. It's quite a get-right matchup for the Trojans.
USC Football has the advantage at quarterback over Arizona.
While Arizona has a potentially explosive quarterback in Jayden de Laura, USC Football has a Caleb Williams. They have a signal-caller who averages 10 adjusted pass yards per attempt, and has a 19:1 TD:INT ratio. He's also tacked on 235 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with his passing stats.
De Laura on the other hand has really struggled against USC in his career. He played the Trojans twice at Washington State, and completed just 58.3% of his passes against them. He also had a rough 2:3 TD:INT ratio against USC. Look for USC's defense to come out aggressive and eager to try to prove that their showing against Utah was a fluke.