Postseason aspirations for both USC and Washington will be on the line when the two face off on Saturday night.
The Trojans are looking to stay alive in the race for the Pac-12 South title while the Huskies must stay undefeated for a shot at the College Football Playoff.
The game will be broadcast live at 4:30 p.m. on FOX with Gus Johnson handling the play-by-play, Joel Klatt on color commentary and Shannon Spake covering the sidelines.
There will be a live national radio broadcast on ESPN Radio.
As usual, Pete Arbogast will be on the local radio broadcast on 710 ESPNLA, the official home of the Trojans in Los Angeles, and SiriusXM Channel 971. John Jackson will be on color commentary with Jordan Moore on the sidelines.
Those with access to a computer and internet can also listen live on USCTrojans.com or on the TuneIn Radio app.
Oddsmakers don’t anticipate a particularly high-scoring game despite two high-performing offenses. The over/under for the game opened at 61.5 points and currently sits at 60.5.
USC is 6-3 on the season and 5-4 against the spread. The Trojans failed to cover the spread in each of their three losses, all three of which featured the team as an underdog.
Since those losses, the men of Troy have elevated their play and come away with five-straight victories. However, they covered the spread in only four of those games thanks to a heads up play by receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster against Colorado. Favored by five points over the Buffaloes, USC failed to cover because the receiver opted to go down in a bid to run out the clock rather than score a sure touchdown in the final minutes.
Washington is 9-0 in 2016 but also stands 5-4 against the spread. The Huskies have been favored in every game they have played this season, but couldn’t quite cover wide margins against Portland State or Oregon State. They also missed the mark on covering lesser margins in tight wins over Arizona and Utah.