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Vegas favors USC by 5.5 points over Cal

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Cal is still the underdog against the weakest USC team in some time.

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If I understand gambling correctly (which I probably do), then this man single-handedly sets the line for every college football game.
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The almighty Vegas has spoken and declared that the California Golden Bears will be 5.5-point underdogs to the USC Trojans.

It feels like it’s been 47 years since Cal last defeated USC. The last time we didn’t lose to them was in 2005, thanks to Reggie Bush and the NCAA refusing to pay players. We last beat them came in 2003 in triple overtime with the arm of some dude named Rodger Aaronstein or something.

This is the most-vulnerable the Trojans have looked in awhile (although we’ve said that several times in recent history to no avail). Let’s hope the Bears show up ready for a fight and get this monkey off our backs.

Poll

Thoughts on the opening Cal–USC line?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    USC wins by more than 5.5 points
    (89 votes)
  • 4%
    USC wins by fewer than 5.5 points
    (19 votes)
  • 64%
    THIS IS THE YEAR. CAL WINS.
    (273 votes)
  • 9%
    I’m a homer who votes "Cal win" regardless
    (41 votes)
422 votes total Vote Now