Pick The Score

I already made my prediction here, so now it’s your turn. With an early start, don’t wait till tomorrow. Can USC play to its level and not the level of its opponent? Make your prediction now!

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  • 04Trojan

    Goddamn. Was Western Michigan that good? Was Stanford that bad? Is Texas on the rise? Too many questions and not enough Peter Carroll-era dominance to stroll through the schedule like long ago. My hope is we clear Cal by at least 14. And in a solid performance. That would give me way more confidence facing the rest of season. Fight On.

    • rusoviet

      I heard blowhard John Papadakis stating Pete Carroll never said ‘championship team’ especially after game 3. Well let’s say that’s true ok? So what? Clay Helton isn’t Pete Carroll anymore than Pete Carroll was John Robinson etc..

      Will USC run the table? hard to say but I do know this year seems special and I’d never say that with anyone since Carroll and any Carroll team >2006. Sarkisian was the worst – – truly he was the worst.

      Pete Carroll was mailing it in the last 3 years.

      Fight on!

      • 04Trojan

        No, Helton is no Carroll. But he’s also not some wannabe like The Kiff or Sark. Can we run the table like you asked? Yeah, not sure at this point. Handle Cal like they’re supposed to tomorrow? Maybe.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        If you don’t like John the Don, why do you listen to him every week?

        • marvgoux1

          If you don’t like Scott Wolf, why do you read his blog every day? There is your answer, my friend.

          • rusoviet

            There was that bar out in Queens that used to have that pool everyone would pay money into for the right to hurl the brick into the TV when gas bag Cosell began his awful self-important harangues – priceless!

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            I didn’t say anything about Scott Wolf…

          • Sandy Underpants

            Nobody comes to Scott Wolf’s blog to read the articles, we’re here for the naked girls.

        • rusoviet

          Just waiting in the trees to snipe huh boyo? What a clown you’ve become.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Answer the question!

          • rusoviet

            You were first a il/elle

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Come on, say what you mean!

      • Sandy Underpants

        Ironically, Clay Helton is John Robinson. That’s good for one championship.

  • Mike Miller

    USC 38 Cal 17

    • rusoviet

      I agree – that was my guess

    • 04Trojan

      I’ll take that.

  • Paul Muad’dib

    If USC gets rolling to mid-season form (Confidence/Execution wise)
    USC 45 Cal 24

  • USC jojo

    If USC can fix the Coliseum entrance gates by Saturday, even if the game is in Berkeley, then I see USC starting to put this game away late in the 2nd quarter, 45-23.

    • 04Trojan

      Gates first. Win second.

      • USC jojo

        I can’t believe that was in his “top ten things to fix” in order for USC to win on Saturday.

        • 04Trojan

          But it was. Which just further continues the comedy of this blog. Go Flow!

    • Grammymb

      Get into the stadium 30 minutes earlier. See, problem solved.

  • Golden Trojan

    42-24 Trojans.

  • Jack B

    45 – 21 USC. The Trojans roll into Berkeley super ready for Trojan flop Wilcox, especially after getting scared witless by TEXAS. Carr nets 200 yds receiving and rushing. Darnold throws no picks. WRs look improved after taking major heat all week.

    CAL leaves field bewildered by USC’s focus, skill and team speed. They already know losing 13 straight doesn’t bode well when you’re up against killer Darnold and his super battery-mate Burnett. I’m still not sure about SC’s OL, but I refuse to believe a DL with CAL’s talent will push them around.

    • Michael Guarino

      Our defense should easily stop a Cal offense which features a running back who runs a 4.7 forty and a second string receiver filling in for their money guy —– and, you’re right, there is no way their d-line stands a chance against our 0-line, whatever problems we had against Texas. USC would have to seriously self destruct to lose this kinda game —-and Sam won’t allow that.

  • Manjit Toor

    Even during carrols dominant teams there were a lot of close games that could have gone either way. You win, learn, get better, and move on. Sc is 3 and 0. Again sc is 3 and 0. This team will run the table take that to the bank. In close games you need montana or brady or sam darnold. That kid is that poised and talented. Relax trojan nation and don’t be a prisoner of the moment. Happy days are here again.

    • marvgoux1

      The late Jim Healy always said, “Good teams win close games.” Bad teams find a way to lose close games.

    • gotroy22

      I predict a blowout win 55-7. SC will run the table and Darnold will win the Heisman so everyone can relax.

      • Michael Guarino

        Agreed. That score is just about right, gt —-unless we turn the ball over or our corners are flagged on every pass play, this should be a wipe out.

        • gotroy22

          Utah did not look good last night against woeful Arizona.

          • Michael Guarino

            I thought the same thing. Two teams wanting to give the game away —Arizona just wanted it a little more.

  • Manjit Toor

    SC 45 Cal 17

  • stevemcghghy@yahoo.com

    70-30…….

  • SCFTBL1

    University of Southern California – 41
    University of Northern California – 20

  • Pete Smith

    28USC 17dirty hippies

    • Golden Trojan

      Dirty hippie, commie, anarchists! Why don’t they pull down their masks and throw bricks like a man?

      • gotroy22

        Now you’ve done it and offended Owns. Those are his people. Remember the ruins are known as the Southern Branch of UC Berkeley.

        • Michael Guarino

          SBofUCB. Very catchy name, gt. Let’s hope it sticks.
          #SoundsSoMuchMoreRealThanUCLA

      • Traveler

        Old men who don’t know how to change their Depends are pretty dirty too. Man up and clean up…yourself.

  • EncinitasBruin

    I’d pick the Trojans, but not bet the spread. 35-24, SC

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      I think you’re right on with that.

  • steveg

    USC by 35. Our injured get a rest and Cal is the victim of Sonny Dykes recruiting. Big second half as Cal runs out of gas on defense.

  • Arturo

    USC 31
    Berkeley 21

  • GT

    It looks like Max Browne has lost his starting job at Pitt. SC 44- 24.

    • Michael Guarino

      That didn’t take long.
      #IsItTooLateForMaxToTransferAgain?

      • Bernie

        Lane Kiffin when asked why he didn’t recruit Josh Rosen said, “We got the one we wanted, Max Browne.”

        • Michael Guarino

          If Lane is half the man I think he is, he’s already machinating to somehow team up with with Max again…..
          #LaneWillFigureOutAWay

  • David Keeling

    If the line opens some holes for the RBs and allows Darnold to throw some passes unhurried, USC 45 Cal 17. If the penalties continue as they have these past games and 2nd stringer O-linemen play too much, then it will be USC 17 Cal 14 in OT.

  • Traveler

    They will be amped for an upset in Berkeley. The game will tell us if the team is indeed “deep” with talent, as claimed, if the first three games were a mirage, and most importantly if the coaching staff has learned anything from their mistakes so far. I don’t see a “complete” SC team yet. Prediction:

    Cal 35 – SC 31

    • Bernie

      No, the game to be concerned about is Washington State. Friday night at 7:30, Leach will have them ready.

  • Rob

    35-24 bears. southern cal sam darnold and ronold jones gets pinched for illegal activity.

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      The cadre don’t come around here no more

      • Rob

        The cadre in this blog is everyone and no one. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground, everyone who has fought a cadre agent, has died. I’ve seen a cadre agent smack down countless dummies effortlessly. Rah rahs have emptied entire collection of insult at them and hit nothing but air.

        #cadreisalwayshere

        • UCLA Dynasty

          Here hear!

    • USC jojo

      Bucke!!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    30-20. $c

    • UCLA Dynasty

      Nailed it! My prognostigitation skills are unmatched!