Game Prediction Thread - Week 1 (?) ASU

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  1. Jim Steele

    Jim Steele Junior Member


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    2016 Crushed by 14-1 Bama
    2017 Held on to win vs. 6-6 W. Mich.
    2018 Up by only 5 points after 3 quarters vs. 4-8 UNLV
    2019 Up by only 4 points mid-way through the 3rd quarter vs. 4-8 Fresno State

    First games have ranged from disastrous, to stressful, to frustrating, to uninspired under Helton. But I believe we have an upgraded coaching staff who will maximize our talent and won't let Helton screw things up. Jayden Daniels is going to be a problem, but I think SC eventually wins a sloppy, early morning first game.

    USC 27-24.
     
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    What's the over/under on penalties?
     
  3. ImanMarshallLOCK

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    Gunna go USC 45, ASU 38. We fail to cover (like we always do). I don't think ASU can stop this offense, but I'm extremely worried about our defensive front. We have no proven commodities on the line (other than Jackson), and our linebackers are pretty thin. Hopefully this staff can fix the lack of gap integrity we've seen, but I have my doubts.
     
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    USC 38
    ASU 24
     
  5. TrojanFireHorse12

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    this was all over the place lol
     
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    USC - 34
    ASU - 23
     
  7. Conntrojan

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    USC -34
    ASU-28
     
  8. pumpman

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    USC 45
    Devils 14

    SC has the horses this year.
     
  9. Jim Steele

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    Is Helton still in charge of discipline? If so, oy vey. Last year SC ranked 104th in FBS with 6.92 penalties per game. I think we'll improve this year - not because of the head coach - but because of the new assistants. Even for a 9:00 a.m. first game with Pac-12 refs, I'd put it at 6. I'm hoping Merton Hanks can get the refs under control.
     
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    That's exactly how I feel. Other teams are going to run up the middle until SC stops it. I expect the LB play to improve - it can't get worse - but the loss of Tufele on the interior is going to be tough. Marlon T. and Drake Jackson are going to have to be huge this year, and Gaoteote and the other ILBs are going to have to play a lot better than last year for the defense to be good.
     
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    USC 34
    ASU 24
     
  12. TrojanEddie

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    SC 20
    ASU 17
     
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    might as well fire Helton on the spot
     
  14. Zippy

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    Too many unknowns for the first game in the Covid-19 era to get a feel for the 2020 USC team
    My guess:
    USC 31
    Sun Devils 24
     
  15. TrojanHorse

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    This was an interesting quote from Arizona State...only a couple of weeks ago:
    “I think with Zoom and a lot of the virtual meetings that we had, I think the game has slown down a lot for the guys mentally,” said Pierce of players adjusting to the new defense.
     
  16. Area51Trojan

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    USC 41
    ASU 33

    No defense has been the mantra of Covid football in all leagues except by the rare performance. I expect this to follow suit.
     
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    ASU 34
    SC 28

    No way Helton has them ready to play under these circumstances.
     
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    The Good Guys - 41
    ASU - 38

    Shoot out that comes down to who has possession last.
     
  19. steveo

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    The game will be a seesaw for the first half. Then America will see USC now has coaches that know how to make adjustments and the Trojans will run away from ASU in the second half. Slovis throws for over 300 yards, and Stepp carries the ball like a man among boys.

    USC 45
    ASU 17
    A convincing win
     

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