USC Football vs. California: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More

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USC Football plays their Homecoming matchup against the Cal Golden Bears this Saturday. It will likely be a great game for all the alumni to go to, as SC is 7-1 and ranked as the No. 9 team in the entire country. When a team like that plays against a 3-5 team like Cal, a win is very likely to result for the Trojans. The game kicks off this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PST.

The game will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN this weekend, which is a nice change, as SC just had to play on the PAC-12 Network last week. Now, there will actually be people watching their game if it is on ESPN. While there won't be as much exposure as the Trojans want, with the game kicking off at as late of a time as it is, it will at least be available to everyone who is awake.

Also, if anyone does not have access to a TV on Saturday, anyone with internet can watch the game. The game can be viewed via a live stream through FuboTV. If anyone needs that live stream, just get a free subscription to FuboTV at this link. This is one nobody will want to miss, as Cal-USC matchups are a big part of SC tradition.

USC and Cal play each other every season. It's important to enjoy these matchups while USC fans can, as these yearly meet-ups may not be happening in 2024 and on, when SC leaves the PAC-12 for the Big Ten. The Trojans are 71-31-5 against Cal in their history, so it's historically been a favorable matchup for them. The same will be the case this year.

USC Football's offense is leaps and bounds better than Cal's.

USC Football is scoring 41 points per game, which is tied for eighth in the country. Cal only scores 23.4 points per contest, which is tied for 101st in the nation. And while they're much better on defense, USC is still better than them on that side of the ball too.

Cal has surrendered 25 points per game, which is 62nd in America. USC has surrendered 24 points per game, which is tied for 51st in the country. The Bears come into this game on a four-game losing streak.

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One of those losses was a blowout loss to Washington State, another was a loss to Colorado, and another was a loss to Washington at home. It's safe to say that they are a bad football team, and playing particularly bad football currently.