Scott Wolf's USC-UCLA Pick
Another week to pick a USC game. Sigh.
I'm actually tired of describing USC's underachievement on a weekly basis. I wonder how many of you feel your health is affected while watching USC games? Does your blood pressure rise?
Anyways, on paper, USC should win today's game. UCLA is young and has won only two games.
But now comes the but. USC could not even put away Oregon State. This is UCLA's bowl game. JT Daniels is starting. Again. John Baxter is coaching. Clay Helton is calling plays. Iman Marshall is playing. I could go on.
It should be a close game. Two bad teams who play in the worst division of a lousy conference. If uSC loses, it probably will not go to a bowl game. Is that what the Trojans secrely want? To take December off?
The team looked fed up last week. And Helton just stands there as Rome burns on the sideline.
Even with all that, I can list reasons USC will win. The problem is USC needs to lose. There is a reason Washington, Utah, Oregon and UCLA fans are rooting for USC victories. They want Helton to stay.
So on those grounds, it is impossible to pick the Trojans: UCLA 24, USC 23.