This is going to be something of a strange season in college football, especially for those who are fans of the PAC 12. We have seen a mass exodus from the conference, which will see all but 4 teams bolt to new homes in time for the 2024 season. This will be the last year where we see the PAC 12 as we know it now, and who knows if it will even survive the losses that it has been hit with over the past few months. The USC Trojans are one of the teams on the move, as they will be playing their football in the Big Ten next season. Before that move, though, there is the business of the 2023 season to attend to, which is what we are going to look at now. Is this team a contender for the National Championship? Let’s take a look and see to consider in your college football betting odds.
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USC Trojans | Pac-12 Conference during the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS football season
School: University of Southern California
Head coach: Lincoln Riley | 1st season
Home field: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | 77,500
The Trojans in 2022
2022 was the first year of the Lincoln Riley project, and you have to say that he did a very solid job in his first season as head coach. So much so that the expectations are that the Trojans should be taking the next step into the playoffs this time around. The only regular season loss that they took last year was a thrilling 43-42 defeat at the hands of the Utah Utes. They then lost to that same team, albeit in blowout fashion, in the PAC Conference Championship Game before losing another thriller to Tulane in their bowl game.
Betting Odds for the Trojans in 2023
When Riley was the coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, he built a team that was an offensive powerhouse, but which had some serious issues on defense. Yes, we are just one season into the Trojans project, but there are signs that he is building a similar model. The Trojans, led by Caleb Williams under center, are fun to watch, but they need to rack up points to bail out a porous defense. The win total for the Trojans is set at 10 this season, and while that number is manageable, it only happens if the D tightens up.
The next thing to consider is how the Trojans might make out in the battle for conference supremacy. As it stands at the moment, they are the favorite to win the PAC 12 at odds of +204, but they have the Ducks and the Washington Huskies sitting right on their shoulders. This is going to be an epic battle to win the conference, especially when you consider that USC will play the Ducks and the Huskies in the final 2 weeks of the season. In fact, their final stretch of games is brutal, with Notre Dame and Utah also on their list in the final 5 weeks of the season. If they can survive that run, they could well win the conference.
If you look at the recent National Champions, you see teams that are balanced on both sides of the football. That certainly doesn’t describe this USC team, but they are fairly high on the bookies board right now, sitting at +1425 to win the Natty. It might be worth a risk, but I just don’t see them getting there unless there are some major defensive improvements.
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2023 USC Trojans Schedule
|All times ET|
|1||Aug. 26||San Jose State Spartans||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||8:00pm ET|
|2||Sep. 2||Nevada Wolf Pack||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||6:30pm ET|
|3||Sep. 9||Stanford Cardinal||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||10:30pm ET|
|5||Sep. 23||at Arizona State Sun Devils||Mountain America Stadium, Tempe, AZ||Time TBA|
|6||Sep. 30||at Colorado Buffaloes||Folsom Field, Boulder, CO||Time TBA|
|7||Oct. 7||Arizona Wildcats||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA/td>||Time TBA|
|8||Oct. 14||at Notre Dame Fighting Irish||Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN||7:30pm ET|
|9||Oct. 21||Utah Utes||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||7:30pm ET|
|10||Oct. 28||at California Golden Bears||Cal Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA||Time TBA|
|11||Nov. 4||Washington Huskies||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||Time TBA|
|12||Nov. 11||at Oregon Ducks||Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR||Time TBA|
|13||Nov. 18||UCLA Bruins||LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA||Time TBA|
|15||Dec. 1||Pac-12 Championship||Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV||8:00pm ET|
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