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    One of the best quarterbacks in college football will be on display when Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans (7-1) host the California Golden Bears (3-5) on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

    The Golden Bears are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +21.5) versus the Trojans (with an over/under of 59.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for USC vs. Cal

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    Trojans vs Golden Bears Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Trojans -21.5 -111 -110 59.5 -112 -110 -1881 +910

    USC Betting Insights

    • Cal has a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Cal games have hit the over in three out of eight opportunities (37.5%).

    USC Stats & Insights

    • USC has the 87th-ranked defense this season (401.8 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 12th-best with a tally of 493.5 yards per game.
    • USC ranks 51st in scoring defense this season (24.0 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 41.0 points per game.
    • On offense, USC has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by averaging 307.9 per game. The Trojans rank 93rd on defense (249.6 passing yards allowed per game).
    • USC is averaging 185.6 rushing yards per game on offense (41st in the FBS), and ranks 77th on the other side of the ball with 152.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • USC sports the 88th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (41.6% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with a 54.7% third-down percentage.
    • USC owns the best turnover margin in college football at +16, forcing 17 turnovers (10th in the FBS) while turning it over one time (first in the FBS).

    USC’s Best Players

    • Williams has thrown for 2,382 yards (297.8 ypg) to lead USC, completing 64.7% of his passes and recording 24 touchdown passes compared to one interception this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 249 rushing yards on 65 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Travis Dye, has carried the ball 121 times for 760 yards (95.0 per game), scoring eight times. He’s also caught 18 passes for 176 yards.
    • Austin Jones has collected 256 yards on 40 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Jordan Addison’s leads his squad with 585 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 39 catches (out of 56 targets) and scored seven touchdowns.
    • Mario Williams has caught 26 passes while averaging 61.6 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Tahj Washington has been the target of 34 passes and racked up 24 grabs for 332 yards, an average of 41.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Tuli Tuipulotu has 7.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 10.0 TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Eric Gentry is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 48 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Max Williams has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 42 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Cal Betting Insights

    • Cal is 4-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Cal’s eight games with a set total, three have hit the over (37.5%).

    Cal Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Cal is accumulating 374.5 total yards per game (82nd-ranked). It ranks 100th in the FBS on defense (416.8 total yards surrendered per game).
    • Cal ranks 101st in the FBS with 23.4 points per game on offense, and it ranks 63rd with 25.0 points allowed per contest on defense.
    • Cal’s defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, surrendering 292.3 passing yards per game, which ranks sixth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 48th with 261.3 passing yards per contest.
    • Cal’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS with 113.3 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, surrendering 124.5 rushing yards per contest (38th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Cal is generating a 35.1% third-down conversion percentage (100th-ranked). It ranks 75th in the FBS defensively (39.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • Cal has thrived in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +8 ranks ninth-best in the FBS, with 14 forced turnovers (26th in the nation) and six turnovers committed (seventh in the nation).

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer has racked up 1,969 yards on 61.2% passing while recording 13 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Jaydn Ott has rushed for 674 yards on 116 carries so far this year while scoring five times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 24 catches, totaling 144 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game.
    • DeCarlos Brooks has piled up 190 yards (on 47 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Jeremiah Hunter has totaled 35 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 544 (68.0 yards per game). He’s been targeted 54 times and has two touchdowns.
    • J.Michael Sturdivant has racked up 516 receiving yards (64.5 yards per game) and six touchdowns on 43 receptions.
    • Mavin Anderson’s 41 targets have resulted in 25 grabs for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Xavier Carlton has 3.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Jackson Sirmon, Cal’s tackle leader, has 73 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Daniel Scott leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 48 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

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