The game tomorrow will only be close if USC cannot handle the Bruins running game. This reporter believes this is not a factor. The Trojan’s defense has been playing extremely well that past few weeks and to hold an incredible Oregon offense to 35 points was next a miracle. Many pre-game analysts mentioned the 35 point goal for USC to win and that happened.
The Bruin secondary and the rest of the defense will not be able to stop Matt Barkley and friends. They will dink and dunk there was down the field and take that occasional shot down the field to Marqise Lee. The USC offensive line is also coming into its own and this will no doubt be the last game for Matt Kalil who will be fired up the pancake as many Bruins as possible to lead the O line to another large rushing number.
Rick Neuheisel, the embattled UCLA head coach, has stated the gap has closed with USC in the recruiting wars. Sometimes someone comes out and says something completely out of the blue with no backup for what they have said. Mr. Neuheisel is one of those characters. UCLA has not recruited successfully a five-star recruit in the past 3 years, so you wonder what island he is on?
Not to beat around the bush, USC will completely dominate the game on their home turf and will win going away. Matt Barkley will announce he is coming back for his senior year and all will be well once again with the Trojans and 2012 will be a year to get even with a lot of people who have come out to say the Trojans are not relevant anymore. In the recruiting wars, USC will be looking for some student athletes to enroll in the Spring as they do not count against our 15 scholarship limit for each of the next three years.
Final Score tomorrow night: USC 42 UCLA 14