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Cal is 4.5 point underdogs to USC

Game on.

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For the second straight year, the California Golden Bears will face the USC Trojans to try and clinch a bowl bid. Vegas gives USC a slight edge, listing them as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.5 points. The game takes place Saturday night in Memorial Stadium at 8 PM Pacific, 11 PM Eastern.

Cal snapped a 14 game losing streak to USC last season in the Coliseum with a 15-14 victory. The Bears are now looking to notch their first home win against the Trojans since 2003.

With rumors swirling around the job status of head coach Clay Helton, USC has struggled to really finish games all season, holding off rallies from Arizona State and Colorado and getting blown out by Oregon. The Trojans have also suffered an incredible rash of injuries. Outside of their star wide receivers, USC will be trotting out almost an entirely second-unit offense on the field on Saturday. Is this a favorable matchup for the Cal defense? Hard to tell.

It’s SC week Cal fans. Who’s pumped?