A USC player tells me the scouting report for the UCLA game is fairly simple.
“We just have to worry about the quarterback and the tailback,” the player said.
This is another way of saying USC doesn’t think UCLA’s wide receivers are going to be a big problem. And it jibes with what a Pac-12 coach told me last week in his own analysis of the game.
OK, time for you to pick the score of today’s game.
According to BetOnline, 66 percent are betting on the over of 77.5 points for the USC-UCLA game.
The polar opposite is the Iowa-Minnesota game, which has an over of 32.5 points. BetOnline says 76 percent are betting the over. This is the second lowest total in more than 20 years.