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2020 WEARESC GAME WEEK GUIDE – GAME 2: AT ARIZONA

ARIZONA (0-0, 0-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)/ No. 20 USC (1-0 overall, 1-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)
NOV. 14: 12:30 p.m. PST/1:30 p.m. MST/3:30 P.M. ET
Televised: FOX
Radio: AM790 KABC  
Location: Tucson
Stadium: Arizona Stadium
Capacity: 50,872
Surface: FieldTurf

The Trojans will play their first road game of the 2020 season when they travel to Arizona Stadium (photo above) to battle the Arizona Wildcats, who had their season opener last week cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Pac-12 schedule – Week 2

Saturday – Nov. 14
Colorado at Stanford (12:30 p.m./ESPN2/)
USC at Arizona (12:30 p.m./FOX)
Oregon at WSU (4 p.m./FOX)
Cal at ASU (7:30 p.m./ESPN2)
Utah at UCLA (7:30 p.m./FOX)
Oregon St. at Washington (8 p.m./FS1)

Note: All times above are Pacific Time.

The opening line: The Trojans opened as 12.5-point favorites over Arizona.

Projected Saturday Tucson Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 73 degrees, low of 48 degrees, 24 percent humidity, and 0 precipitation.

The Tuscon weather outlook for the Trojans/Wildcats game calls for sunny and temps in the low 70s.



Websites:  https://arizonawildcats.com/  / https://usctrojans.com/

Series History:

USC leads the series over Arizona 34-8-0.

USC playing Arizona in Tucson is 14-4.

Last Season: Kedon Slovis threw touchdown passes to Michael Pittman Jr. and Tyler Vaughns as the Trojans remained unbeaten at the Coliseum with a 41-14 victory over Arizona on a Saturday night. Trojans’ freshman tailback Kenan Christon rushed for 88 of his 103 yards in the fourth quarter and made two blazing runs to score his first career touchdowns for the Trojans. See highlights below:

Current players in the NFL (subject to change)

UA: Jace Whittaker (Cardinals), Nick Foles (Bears), Nick Folk (Patriots), JJ Taylor (Patriots), Will Parks (Eagles), Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (49ers), Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers), Dane Cruikshank (Titans).

Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski (photo above), who gained fame playing for the New England Patriots, is a future Pro Football Hall of Fame choice. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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).

Wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster (photo above) quickly made a name for himself with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a great career with the USC Trojans.

College Football Game of Fame Members

UA: Warren B Woodson (HC), Ricky Hunley, Jim Young (HC), Darrell Mudra (HC) Chuck Cecil, Rob Waldrop, Tedy Bruschi.

Former Arizona defensive great Tedy Bruschi (photo above) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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).   

No USC tailback was tougher than former All-American Charles White (photo above), who is one of many Trojans in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

UA: None

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’ All-America offensive lineman Bruce Matthews (photo above) had a brilliant NFL career, which led to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

UA: Jerry Bruckheimer (TV producer), Bob Dole (politician),Kourtney Kardashian (fashion designer, socialite), Garry Shandling (comedian), Kate Walsh (model, businesswoman), Nicole Richie (fashion designer), Geraldo Rivera (TV host), Kristen Wiig (comedian), Samaire Armstrong (fashion designer, model), Sherman Fairchild (business), Greg Kinnear (TV producer, screenwriter), Dean Kamen (business), Donald Pettit (astronaut), Dick Scobee (astronaut), Stuart Roosa (astronaut), Christopher Langton (researcher), Lew Ayres (actor), Joseph Acaba (astronaut), Terry Lundgren (business), Richard Siken (writer), Artie Moreno (owner of the MLB Angels), George Smith (philosopher, writer), Craig T. Nelson (actor), John Hughes (film producer/screenwriter), Dan Hicks (sportscaster), August Busch IV (beer), Ed Hochuli (NFL ref), Barry Goldwater (politician), Bob Baffert (horse owner)

Actress and comedian Kristen Wiig (photo above) is legendary on Saturday Night Live and played a lead movie role in the hit Bridesmaids.

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); Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).

One of many nationally known sports figures that attended USC was Dr. Jerry Buss Photo above), the late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.


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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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