It’s hard to focus on Colorado, who is 1-8 overall.
So let’s talk about how USC and UCLA match up a week before the showdown.
UCLA can run the football. USC has better receivers. USC has an edge at QB.
The key could be how well Chip Kelly is able to manage the game. If he can run the ball, he can keep Caleb Williams off the field. If the USC defense can mount some type of run defense, it would make things difficult for UCLA.
Maybe the key is UCLA’s offensive line vs. USC’s defensive line (and linebackers). And maybe this a reason to rest linebacker Eric Gentry one more week so he is available for the Crosstown Rivalry.
A college coach told me Wednesday night he thinks Notre Dame might actually pose a bigger threat than UCLA, which would be a contrarian opinion at this point.