For many Cal fans, the USC game is considered THE game to win of the year. Cal has not beaten USC since the Aaron Rodgers led Golden Bears beat the trojans in a triple overtime thriller in 2003. With both teams 3-0 headed into this game, bragging rights are not the only thing to worry about.
Before the year, Cal’s over/under win total was 4.5 and they are just two wins away from accomplishing that feat. Not to say we will necessarily be 4-0 after this battle, it’s a start that not many people expected. The two wins over Power 5 opponents (UNC and Ole Miss) were especially impressive because we were underdogs.
Cal is currently 17 point underdogs against USC beat covering is not what the program had in mind. While this USC team is extremely talented (as always), they are questionable with their many turnovers from talented QB Sam Darnold. None of there three wins are all that impressive. Needed the fourth quarter to put away Western Michigan, Stanford’s loss to San Diego State makes that win look worse, and needed two overtime periods to beat Texas at home.
This will be the Trojans first road game of the year and we’re all hoping they leave Berkeley with a big fat L. Go bears!
Time: 12:30 PM Pacific, 3:30 PM Eastern
TV: ABC Network