While ASU's pride was wounded, badly, after last week's beating by USC, the Sun Devils will look to turn up the heat, especially on defense. Enter Agholor, the Trojans' best receiver, with 26 catches for 239 yards and three scores on the season. Expect him to have a big night vs. Arizona State and bail out Cody Kessler when the pressure gets to the QB.
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Intangible: Keep building on positive momentum
The Trojans scored a big victory last week as well, taking down Oregon State at home. Several weeks removed from its puzzling loss to Boston College, USC is still finding its groove. And, while talent has never been an issue with the Trojans, keeping the focus to one game at a time is always a challenge. Having back-to-back games at the Coliseum will surely help matters for USC.
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Across the field: Sun Devils RB D.J. Foster
Foster is a beast (63 carries, 540 yards, five touchdowns so far in 2014) and ASU will do its very best to feed Foster the football. Limiting what Foster can do will be huge for the Trojans on defense, especially while the Sun Devils work through their quarterback issues. Expect Foster to touch the ball at least 25 times on Saturday.
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Prediction: USC 35, Arizona State 10
While D.J. Foster will have another highlight-reel TD run to add to his resume, USC will be too much to overcome at the Coliseum on FOX.