Pac 12 Football Teams USC vs Arizona
USC Beware! It is Halloween weekend, But will it be a a ‘trick or Treat.”
Tuneup or trap?
So here are the 10th-ranked Trojans, in the desert on Saturday to play a 4-3 Arizona team that, like Oregon, runs a high-scoring, no-huddle spread attack.
“A lot of people will look at this as a trap game,” USC linebacker Dion Bailey said. “We definitely cannot look past this team.”
Not if the Trojans, who’ve already lost once and sit ninth in the Bowl Championship Series standings, hope to meet Oregon with the chance to make a run at the Pac-12 championship and BCS title-game consideration.
Arizona has a history of playing USC close and in 2009 won at the Coliseum, 21-17, in Pete Carroll’s last regular-season game as the Trojans’ coach. USC won last year’s meeting, 48-41.
But it’s tough to get a true read on the 2012 Wildcats.
Under first-year Coach Rich Rodriguez, they defeated Toledo, Oklahoma State and South Carolina State.
Last week, the Wildcats routed Washington, 52-17.
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