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2020 WEARESC GAME ONE WEEK GUIDE: ASU

ARIZONA STATE (0-0, 0-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)/ No. 21 USC (0-0, 0-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)

NOV. 7: 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 P.M. EST
Televised: FOX
Radio: 790KABC
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 77,500
Surface: Natural Grass

Since 1923, the world famous and historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (photo above) has been home to USC football.

Pac-12 schedule – Week 1

Saturday, Nov. 7 (All times are PST)

ASU at USC (9 a.m./FOX)
Arizona at Utah (cancelled due to COVID)
UCLA at Colorado (4 p.m./ESPN2)
Stanford at Oregon (4:30 p.m./ABC)
Washington at Cal (cancelled due to COVID)
Washington State at Oregon State (7:30 p.m./FS1)

Pac-12 Standings

North Division

California………0-0
Oregon……………0-0
Oregon State….0-0
Stanford…………0-0
Washington……0-0
Washington St..0-0

South Division

Arizona…………..0-0
Arizona State…..0-0
Colorado…………..0-0
UCLA………………..0-0
USC…………………..0-0
Utah…………………0-0

The opening line: The Trojans opened as 11-point favorites over Arizona State.

Projected Saturday Los Angeles Weather Forecast (Updated): AM showers with a high of 58 degrees, low of 46 degrees, 65 percent humidity, and 40 percent precipitation.

Los Angeles (photo above) is expected to have AM showers and a high of 50s for the early morning 9 a.m. PST kickoff between the Trojans and Arizona State.

Websites:  www.thesundevils.com / https://usctrojans.com/

Series History:

USC leads the series over ASU 22-13-0.
ASU playing in Los Angeles is 6-11-0.

Last Season: Kedon Slovis threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns, defensive lineman Christian Rector tipped the ball to himself for an interception with 25 seconds left, and USC held on to beat Arizona State 31-26. The Trojans jumped on the Sun Devils with 28 points in the first quarter behind Slovis’ 297 yards and four TDs passes. See video highlights below:

Current players in the NFL (subject to change)

ASU: Brandon Aiyuk (49ers), Quinn Bailey (Broncos), Kalen Ballage (Chargers) Eno Benjamin (Cardinals), Cohl Cabral (Rams), Jamil Douglas (Titans), DJ Foster (Cardinals), Zane Gonzalez (Cardinals), Lawrence Guy (Patriots), N’Keal Harry (Patriots), Matt Haack (Dolphins), Damarious Randall (Seahawks), Renell Wren (Cincinnati).

Former ASU wide receiver star N’Keal Harry now plays in the NFL for the New England Patriots.

USC: Nelson Agholor (Raiders), Zach Banner (Steelers), Matt Barkley (Bills), Jurrell Casey (Broncos), Sam Darnold (Jets), Chuma Edoga (Jets), Rasheem Green (Seahawks), Everson Griffen (Cowboys), Porter Gustin (Browns), Adoree’ Jackson (Titans), Austin Jackson (Dolphins), Ronald Jones ll (Buccaneers), Devon Kennard (Cardinals), Uchenna Nwosu (Chargers), Michael Pittman Jr. (Colts), Nickell Robey-Coleman (Eagles), Jordan Simmons (Seahawks), Malcolm Smith (Browns), JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers), Tyron Smith (Cowboys), Leonard Williams (Giants), Antwaun Woods (Cowboys), Robert Woods (Rams).

Former Trojans wide receiver Robert Woods (photo above) is a successful receiver for the Los Angles Rams.

College Football Hall of Fame Members

ASU: Jake Plummer, Bob Breunig, Pat Tillman, Randall McDaniel, Ron Pritchard, John Jefferson, Mike Haynes, Danny White, Dennis Erickson (HC), John Cooper (HC), Frank Kush (HC), Dan Devine (HC).

College Football Hall of Fame safety Pat Tillman (photo above) is an ASU legend both on and off the playing field.

USC: Marcus Allen, Jon Arnett, John Baker, Hal Bedsole, Ricky Bell, Tony Boselli, Tay Brown, Brad Budde, Paul Cleary, Sam Cunningham, Anthony Davis, Morley Drury, John Ferraro, Mike Garrett, Frank Gifford, Mort Kaer, Matt Leinart, Ronnie Lott, Mike McKeever, Dan McMillian, Erny Pinchert, Troy Polamalu, Marvin Powell, Aaron Rosenberg, OJ Simpson, Ernie Smith, harry Smith, Lynn Swann, Cotton Wilburton, Charles White, Richard Wood, Ron Yary, Charles Young, Howard Jones (HC), John McKay (HC), John Robinson (HC), Mel Hein (AC), Aubrey Devine (AC), Bob Blackman (AC), Rickey Huntley (AC), Ken O’Brien (AC), Don Coryell (AC), RC Slocum (AC), Mike McGee (AD).  

Legendary Trojans tailback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Allen (photo above) is one of a large number of former Trojans that are in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

ASU: Curley Culp, Mike Haynes, John Henry Johnson, Randall McDaniel, Charley Taylor.

Former ASU defensive back Mike Haynes (photo above) is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

USC: Marcus Allen, Red Badgro, Frank Gifford, Ronnie Lott, Bruce Matthews, Ron Mix, Anthony Munoz, Junior Seau, OJ Simpson, Lynn Swann, Willie Wood, Ron Yary, Troy Polamalu, Al Davis (owner), Joe Gibbs (coach), Mel Hein (coach).

Former Trojans defensive back Ronnie Lott (photo above) is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

ASU: Jimmy Kimmel (TV host); David Spade (comedian, actor)’ Al Michaels (sportscaster), Linda Ronstadt (singer); Lynda Carter (actress); Steve Allen (late TV host, comedian); Nick Nolte (actor); and Doug Ducey (governor).

Late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel (photo above) is an alum of Arizona State University.

USC: Neil Armstrong (astronaut), George Lucas (creator of Star Wars), Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.), John Wayne (actor), Will Ferrell (comedian and actor), Frank Gehry (Pritzker Prize-winning architect); Jerry Buss (late owner of Los Angeles Lakers), Gary Anderson (symbol designer); Warren Christopher (former Secretary of State); Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); America Ferrera (actress); Ron Howard (actor/director/producer) and Julie Chen (journalist); Fayez Tarawneh (former Jordanian Prime Minister); Pat Nixon (former first lady); Forest Whitaker (actor); Robert Zemeckis (director, producer, screenwriter); and Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).

Actor and comedian Will Farrell (photo above) is one of a number of famous USC alumni.


Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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