I'm getting a bit woozy with how jerky this 2011 season has already been and we've only made it through a week!
Prior to Thursday, I was optimistic Utah could go down to Southern California and compete with the Trojans. Maybe not fully on board with the idea of a victory, but I definitely felt there was a possibility. That changed after the Utes' performance against the Montana St. Bobcats. In fact, I left the stadium that night convinced Utah stood no chance in their first game of the conference season. Of course, that's changed since Saturday and now I find myself right back at square one - I feel there is the potential for a win here.
So, what do you expect to happen Saturday?
To help you along your way, here are a few predictions from outside sources:
- WhatIfSports simulated Saturday's contest 101 times and the Utes won 59% of the time by an average score of 30.4-28.2.
- The Sports Network, in their preview of the game, predicts the Trojans will win 27-20.
- 65% of Yahoo! users picked USC Saturday.
- All three of Rivals.com's experts picked the Trojans.
The overall consensus is that USC should win. Not a shocker. They're at home and, well, they're still the Trojans.
What's your pick?
Utah in a blowout (12 votes)
Utah by a decent margin (86 votes)
Utah in a close one (409 votes)
USC in a close one (128 votes)
USC by a decent margin (82 votes)
USC in a blowout (23 votes)
740 total votes