Friday, November 27, 2009
Roberts College Football Selections: UCLA Looking to Kick USC When Down
The game I find the most intriguing is the UCLA-USC game. It won’t match the action of the Boise State game, or have as much on the line for that matter, but the city of Los Angeles is up for grabs.
UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel preached about getting to the level of USC very soon. Little did he expect it to get that way by USC getting closer to their level. UCLA has won three straight coming into this game while USC has lost two of their last three in embarrassing fashion. This game is about saving some dignity for Troy while UCLA will use it to show prosperity.
USC has been a solid 14-point favorite all week. Even though the game is at the Coliseum, you can still expect to have a large contingency of powder blue in the stands who are excited as ever for this game based on the appearance of a down USC team.
Look for an offense led by UCLA Freshman QB Kevin Prince to outduel the more famous QB in USC's Matt Barkely and keep the game close. This is the best time to shine for UCLA and win the Los Angeles recruiting war. Neuheisel will have his team ready for this game while USC is adjusting to playing in a weed-whacker type bowl.
UCLA +14 gets the money this week and if you're brave, take a shot on the possibility of a major upset on the money-line.
Other Saturday Games:
Arizona -3.5 @ Arizona State
Houston -29 vs Rice
Notre Dame +10 @ Stanford
North Carolina -6.5 @ NC State