San Jose State vs #6 USC Odds, and Picks (Aug 26)

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  • San Jose State finished at 7-5 last year, after losing the Idaho Potato Bowl.
  • USC came up just short against Tulane in the Cotton Bowl, ending at 11-3.
  • These two teams last met on September 4, 2021, in a game USC won 30-7.

The college football season is fast approaching. Let’s preview the upcoming San Jose State vs USC game.

How to Watch

  • Pac-12 Network


San Jose State had a mediocre season last year, finishing 7-5. They’ve begun to make some marked improvement under 7th-year head coach Brent Brennan. After going 8-29 with no bowl appearances in his first three seasons, the Spartans have gone 19-13 over the past three years. With the Mountain West likely to either expand or lose teams to a rebuilt Pac-12, the time is now for the Spartans to show their worth.

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USC started last season out 11-1, with their eyes on a CFP appearance. Unfortunately, they wound up losing the last two games of the season, first to Utah 47-24 in the Pac-12 title game, and then to Tulane in the Cotton Bowl. Despite their struggles down the stretch, the Trojans are expected to be a strong CFP contender again this season. With QB Caleb Williams at the helm, USC’s ceiling for this season is sky-high.


It’s always hard to predict games with massive 25+ point spreads, especially in the first week when most players are still building chemistry or getting adjusted to some level of change. Typically, I’d lean towards taking the underdog in those scenarios. That being said, USC has the best player in college football at the most important position, and an entirely better roster than San Jose State has. They should win and cover.

NCAAF Picks:

  • USC 48, San Jose State 10 ()
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.