Game Predictions - USC v UCLA

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  1. Game Predictions - USC v UCLA
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    Post your best prediction of the final score for this week's game. We will annouce winners after the game.

    To see last week's results click here: http://www.wearesc.com/forums/forum/main-category/main-forum/933793-game-predictions-usc-vs-uw?p=938451#post938451

    The Basic Rules of tabulation this week will be as follows:
    *We will track predicted scores (one guess per person) and come up with a winner by 'least cumulative variance.' That is, the real variance of each team's guess added together.
    *Please use whole numbers only. Fractional numbers will be rounded by standard convention.
    *If two people have given the same score, then the first one that gave the score is the winner. Other than that, there could be co-champions. if two people have given different scores, but have the same cumulative variance.
    *If someone has two guesses in the same post, for humor or other purposes, I will use the first guess unless it is obvious that the 2nd one is the 'real' guess... so try to be clear.
    *Edits to posted scores will be allowed until game time, but as above if there is a duplicate, the time posted for the earlier guess will be the winner...so be careful.
    *If the least cumulative variance happens to pick the wrong winner, they will be awarded "Closest to the Pin,' but the overall winner must guess the winning team correctly.
    *A 'Most Wrong' Award will be given out for the guess with the largest cumulative variance.

    *No more guesses or changes once kickoff begins.
     
       
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    Very hard to predict the outcome of rivalry games. The stats can be analyzed, but the hearts and mood of the players are much more difficult. Will USC suffer from a post game let down this week? Is UCLA’s confidence up after their win this past weekend?

    Even though I will hope for a blow out, I expect a close, hard fought game. I’ll give the edge to the Trojans 28-26
     
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    USC 41
    FUCla 13
     
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    USC 38
    ucla 14
     
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    45-13 USC!!
     
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    USC 42 - 10 bRuins
     
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    it's not going to be close... 48-9
     
  8. SC4Life

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    USC 50
    UGLY 0
     
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    USC 48 - 13
     
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    45 - 6, USC
     
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    UCLA scoring is going to be tough. I say 31-10. They can still D up keeping it close for a while.
     
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    Having watched over 60 SC v. UCLA games, the one thing can be said...it's a tossup no matter how dominate one school looks over the other. Many posters here have pointed out situations where both teams were upset by the lesser team. SC needs to keep the focus they had on Washington and play to their expectations. I'd love to see SC's program talked about in the same circles as the top teams.
     
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    Never like to predict blowouts in rivalry games...
    USC 34 - UCLA 24
     
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    USC 35-13
     
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    USC 31-20.

    I think fUCLA will try to stop the run the way UW did, but make some adjustments in the secondary to keep Darnold from picking them apart in the middle of the field. They will look at tape to find situations where Darnold is least accurate and takes higher risk actions. That said, you cannot stop every dimension of this offense. Darnold throws for two TDs. RoJo goes for 100+ and a TD, Justin Davis has 75+ and a TD himself.
     
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    38-17 USC. I am hoping for 50-0!
     
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    Will they quit? UCLA see the end of the season and the ruins they have created......time for their pizza and girl flick........USC 52 Ruins 6.......
     
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    I think it is going to be close since it is a rivalry game and strange things often happen (remember 13-9?). I'm gonna say SC 24 Ugly 14
     
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    31-13 Trojans
     
  20. beeto

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    ucla 21
    ?USC 31
     
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    USC 49
    Ruins 10

    Rivalry or not I do not see this being close. The Ruins are just plain bad. I would like to say SC scores 50+ but Helton won't run it up.
     
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    USC - 47
    ugly - 16
     
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    SC 27-0
     
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    SC - 48
    UCLame - 20
     
  25. TrojanMike

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    50-14 for the good guys
     
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    USC 47-17
     
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    52-21 Trojans
     
  28. SC ForLife

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    49 SC
    6 UGLY
     
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    SC 42-13
     
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    I guess no one else is too worried about the rivalry effect? I will gladly accept most wrong status this week if we can win 70-0
     
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    USC has to go there well prepared and well focused. Rivalry games are tricky. Being arrogant and reckless never helps. The coaches need to motivate and prepare the players. There is a lot at stake. Don't mess it up. No dumb penalties. Please make the third-down ( and fourth -down) and short-yard to go. Thanks.
     
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    USC 41
    fucla -7


    just give me the Most Wrong Award already
     
  33. TrojanFireHorse12

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    41-13

    Lots of field goals for the ruins. But they will play tough in the first half for a hand full of plays before being shown why they are nothing.
     
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    Rivalry be %&(#%!. Let's set a new record! 60-0!
     
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    University of Southern California Trojans: 41

    Fake tough guys: 21
     
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    49-7 SC. Waiting for a team to push Sam "The Great". Its not happening with the ruins or ND.
     
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    Wishful thinking says 56-3 but I will never forget what John Barnes did to us. SC 34- Ucla 28
     
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    Looking forward to the practice reports this week to gauge the team's focus.....of course, that doesn't always foretell anything because I do believe hearing the announcers say that last Tuesday's practice was horrible.....
     
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    SC-38
    UCLA-10
     
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    USC 38 - UCLA 17

    Darnold throws for 4 TD's and our TE's have another great day.
     
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    51-3 USC!
     
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    52-21 USC
     
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    Trojans 44-16

    We all worry a little about rivalry games. But this one isn't close....the bRuins can't run the ball, Fafaul is going to have to throw it 45+ times again.

     
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    USC 52
    Ugly 12
    Fight On! Beat the bear cubs!
     
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    USC 52 - 6
     
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    I ll go for the first time

    USC 45-17
     
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    USC 32 UCLA 17
     
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    I made the fatal mistake of not picking my Trojans last week, I know better now. SC 35 the powderpuff uglies 21
     
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    47-10 USC
     
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    USC 31, babies 10
     
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    USC 20, UsuCkLA 10.

    This game will be closer than most of you think. That defense is good, they have a great pass rusher in McKinley, and the secondary is pretty good. I hope you guys are right, but rivalry week'so are like hot girls, you just don't know when that bitch will be crazy. Plus this is their season, you beat SC and make yourself bowl eligible.
     
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    That Washington upset, in such a dominating fashion, had to provide the next level of confidence the Trojans needed. Both the D and the O now have each established themselves with identities of solid performing units still improving. Even the special teams can say the same thing. Everything seems to be clicking. So, what will stop them against the lowly Ruins? Themselves as I see it.

    Show up ready to play and they win big, 38-14.
     
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    USC 56 - fUCLA 0
     
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    There's no denying it. Trojans are rolling. For a moment there it really did look like the balance of power had shifted up to the north when the Pups put a whuppin' on the Farm Boys...Trojans went up north and inflicted a major correction in dominating fashion and yanked that power right out of their chest. Not today my fluffy puppy, said the Trojans. The Real BIG DOGS of the Pac pissed on their shrub and reclaimed their territory.

    Trojans - 42

    'ruins - 19
     
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    No doubt that the ruins will try to get in the players minds with a few cheap shots in this game. It doesn't matter, they still get steam rolled! 49-10 Good Guys! Fight On!!!
     
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    49 SC
    ?6 UGLY
     
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    USC 51
    UGLY 0
    Enjoy the pizza!
     
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    28 - 13 USC
     
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    44-9
     
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    This one is a blowout.....UCLA is garbage. 38-7 Trojans!
     
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    SC is favored by 13. No doubt in my mind they'll beat the spread.

    SC 45. Ruins 10.
     
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    48-17, another 31 point beauty. We have the ability and the motivation and the way to get it done.
     
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    So how many Louisville fans predicted a blowout victory over Houston this week? Houston 31 Louisville 0 at halftime... All it takes is a couple of early turnovers to get the ball rollling

    Beat the Bruins
     
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    Heart says to pick SC big, rivalry game scares me a bit.

    28 - 17 Good guys
     
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    USC - 62
    UCLA - 7
     
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    38-10 USC

    Up 14-10 at the half and providing some serious drama USC finds its groove in the 2nd half and runs away with 4 unanswered scores fueled by great defensive play in which the D gets 4 turnovers. Adore has another big game with 2INTs and a punt return TD and Darnold dazzles once again with a 4TD performance (3pass/1rush).
     
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    This is going to be a blowout. Some have used UW as an example of a team going into a game over-confident. Yes that's always dangerous, but there's a distinct difference between USC as the "underdog" in that game and UCLA in this game. USC was on a winning streak and growing in confidence and with a certain attitude. Like a mad dog waiting to destroy. UCLA on the other hand is a team that's beat down, with a backup QB with nothing really clicking. Yes, upsets can still happen but not with this USC team. They smell blood and they're coming for the kill. USC 45 x 3 UCLA
     
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    No mercy! 66-3 USC!
     
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    USC - 38
    ugly - 17
    U/O - 55
     
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    48-21 usc
     
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    Game hasn't started yet so hopefully I'm not too late. I think this is gonna be a curb stomping. I'll go with 34-13 - good guys.
     
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    At game. Will post results in the morning
     
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    I was close. Not that close, but close enough. And if Pittman hangs onto that perfect throw, Sam throws 3 TD's.
     
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    Well, if Señor Sicxto is gonna go with what ifs....then, if that pass doesn't get dropped on the long drive USC wins 40-14 and wins by 26. I had it 45-19. By 26. If we're playing what if : ) Hee hee
     
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    Order has been restored to the Universe.

    What a great Trojan win last night! Great for recruiting also.

    Our pick ‘em game passed a new record also with 65 participants. The previous record was 54.

    Closest to the Pin - We have co-winners this week:
    @fighton55 and @3rd Slide both were within 2 net points differential. @TrojanLore4ever was also within 2 points, but duplicated one of the winning scores.

    Great Job Guys!!


    @IETrojanFan wins the dubious honor of ‘Most Wrong’ with a net differential of 38. But with a guess of 60-0 against the Bruins – can you really blame him?!?!

    We also have a new rule for next week courtesy of @norcalsurfer408 who found a new one... ''No Negative Score Guesses!''

    Have a great Holiday everyone...See you next week.

    Beat the Irish!
     
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    Standout Observations…just my opinions

    First UCLA TD- Adoree was not quite in position to break up the pass, but his real failure was ‘counting on’ Ajene Harris to make the tackle. He literally stood flat footed until he saw that Harris whiffed.

    First Darnold Interception – DeQuan Hampton’s inexperience really showed here and this INT was just as much his fault as Darnold, IMO. Not a crisp pattern and no effort to go in and fight for the ball. Nice to see Hampton make up for that by going up strong for the ball and coming down with the TD just a little later

    Second Darnold Interception – That was all Sam. Presumably he will get coached up on that one.
     
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