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Nevada vs #6 USC Odds, and Picks (Sep 2)

By · August 19, 2023
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  • Nevada had a troublesome season last year, finishing just 2-10.
  • USC fell in the Cotton Bowl to Tulane, but still racked up 11 wins.
  • These two teams last met on November 9, 1929, in a game USC won 66-0.

The college football season is rapidly approaching. Let’s preview the upcoming Nevada vs USC game.


How to Watch

  • Pac-12 Network

Preview

Nevada had just 2 wins last season, struggling to overcome the changes in new head coach Ken Wilson’s first season. It was their worst finish since 2000, so the Wolf Pack will be aiming for a complete turnaround in their 2nd year in Wilson’s system. There’s reason to be hopeful that will happen, with Wilson bringing in some key defensive assets to build the defense he desires. Nevada could finish closer to 6-6 this season.

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USC started last season 11-1, looking like a real candidate for the CFP. Unfortunately, a bad loss to Utah in the Pac-12 title game sent them to the Cotton Bowl instead, where they went on to lose a close game to Tulane. Luckily for the Trojans, they’ll have one more season of Caleb Williams at QB. Williams won the Heisman last season and is expected to be the first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. USC’s ceiling is a CFP title.


Prediction

Despite Nevada’s improvements over the offseason, it will be incredibly difficult for them to pull off this upset. They’ll be playing against a team with a thoroughly better roster, on the road. Throw in Caleb Williams and the Trojans should have an easy win in Week 1. That being said, covering a large spread is a different task. It’s doable, but with a defensive minded coach in Wilson, I could see the Wolf Pack covering.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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