USC Football kicks off the Cotton Bowl against the Tulane Green Wave at 10 a.m. PT. SC comes into the game ranked No. 10 in the country, and Tulane comes into the contest ranked No. 16 in the country. The two teams are both 11-2, after going 4-8 (USC) and 2-10 (Tulane) just last year.
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USC is the higher ranked team of course, but they are one of few teams in the country that can keep up with SC's high-powered offense. Tulane has an offense that is 22nd in the FBS in points per game with 35.2 points scored per game. It's not an elite offense, like what USC brings to the table (third in FBS with 41.1 points per game), but it's more than formidable.
On the defenive side of the ball, though, they are much scarier than SC. They were solid on D this season, only allowing 20.46 points per contest. That's 23rd in the country. To put that in perspective, they're significantly better than USC on the defensive side of the ball, as the Trojans are an abysmal 82nd in America in allowing 27.92 points per game.
Tulane will be no easy task for USC Football in the Cotton Bowl.
On the bright side, however, USC Football's opponent's stats weren't enough to save them all the time during the season. Both of Tulane's losses are to teams who are no longer ranked in the Top 25. One of them even came against a Southern Mississippi team who wasn't even ranked when they played each other.
They are clearly beatable, and that's especially the case if 2022 Heisman Trophy winning Quarterback Caleb Williams ends up playing. Williams scored 47 total touchdowns this season (37 passing), and threw just four interceptions on the entire season. He collected 4,447 total yards this season, but is currently rehabbing a popped hamstring.