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    Caleb Williams will lead the USC Trojans (6-1) into their matchup against the Utah Utes (5-1) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET.

    The Utes are expected to lose (currently +7) versus the Trojans (with an over/under of 53 points).

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    Game Info for USC vs. Utah

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    USC vs Utah Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    USC -7 -110 -110 53 -110 -110 -276 +222

    USC Pick Insights

    • USC is 2-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • USC has a 2-4 record against the spread in games it was favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of USC’s seven games with a set total.

    USC Stats & Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, USC has been a top-25 unit, ranking ninth-best in the FBS by compiling 491.7 yards per game. The defense ranks 96th (397 yards allowed per game).
    • On the offensive side of the ball, USC has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best in the FBS by putting up 47.3 points per game. The Trojans rank 98th on defense (30 points allowed per game).
    • Offensively, USC has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking ninth-best in the FBS by compiling 332.9 per game. The Trojans rank 91st on defense (244.6 passing yards allowed per game).
    • USC is totaling 158.9 rushing yards per game on offense (61st in the FBS), and ranks 85th defensively with 152.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • USC is putting up a 43.5% third-down percentage on offense this year (41st in the FBS), and is allowing a 38.1% third-down percentage (64th) on the other side of the ball.
    • USC owns the 76th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -1, forcing eight turnovers (80th in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (61st in the FBS).

    USC’s Best Players

    • Williams has recorded 2,021 yards (288.7 ypg) on 142-of-204 passing with 23 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 116 rushing yards (16.6 ypg) on 51 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
    • MarShawn Lloyd has carried the ball 75 times for a team-high 565 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times as a runner.
    • Austin Jones has been handed the ball 36 times this year and racked up 190 yards (27.1 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Tahj Washington has hauled in 25 catches for 497 yards (71 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Brenden Rice has caught 23 passes for 452 yards (64.6 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
    • Mario Williams has compiled 22 catches for 234 yards, an average of 33.4 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Jamil Muhammad paces the team with six sacks, and also has seven TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Jaylin Smith is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 37 tackles and four TFL.
    • Jacobe Covington has a team-leading one interception to go along with six tackles and one pass defended.

    Utah Betting Insights

    • Utah has gone 3-2-1 ATS this year.
    • One of Utah’s six games with a set total has hit the over (16.7%).

    Utah Pick Insights

    • While Utah’s offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 17th-worst with 322.2 total yards per game, its defense ranks ninth-best with just 277.8 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Offensively, Utah is bottom-25, posting only 21.7 points per game (23rd-worst). On the bright side, it is dominating on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 12.2 points per contest (fifth-best).
    • Utah’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with 149.5 passing yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, allowing 211 passing yards per contest (43rd-ranked).
    • Utah ranks 48th in the FBS with 172.7 rushing yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks second-best by surrendering just 66.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Utah ranks 85th in the FBS with a 38% third-down conversion rate, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks best by surrendering a 22.8% third-down rate.
    • Utah has accumulated 10 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over three times, resulting in a +7 turnover margin, which ranks ninth-best in the FBS.

    Utah’s Best Players

    • Nate Johnson leads Utah with 499 yards on 39-of-72 passing with three touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 153 rushing yards (25.5 ypg) on 56 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Ja’Quinden Jackson has run the ball 61 times for 333 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Jaylon Glover has been given 70 carries and totaled 249 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Mikey Matthews paces his team with 202 receiving yards on 21 catches.
    • Money Parks has caught 12 passes and compiled 169 receiving yards (28.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Devaughn Vele’s 12 catches (on 24 targets) have netted him 164 yards (27.3 ypg).
    • Jonah Elliss has collected nine sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 10 TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Sione Vaki, Utah’s top tackler, has 32 tackles, six TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Cole Bishop has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 31 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.
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