The USC Trojans had a tough time last week, falling short against the Stanford Cardinal. USC's national championship hopes appear to be in deep trouble after losing their Pac-12 season opener, although they still stand a good shot at getting back into the mix if they can go totally unblemished in conference play.
That means winning the rest of their football games, starting with a game this Saturday against the California Golden Bears. Cal is coming off a tough loss to Ohio State, where they came close to pulling out a victory in the Horseshoe but couldn't finish things off. The Bears now must pull off a stunning upset against a USC team they never seem to be able to beat.
Berkelium97 of the California Golden Blogs compiles all the picks and has about every expert on the board taking USC. On the bright side, a few experts seem to have Cal covering the spread against USC, so that's an improvement!