Fresno State at USC - 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

USC Trojans (2-0) vs Fresno State Bulldogs (1-1)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm (United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)

Betting Odds: USC Trojans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 73.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Fresno State Bulldogs will play the USC Trojans in a non-conference game on Saturday night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-1 this season after they lost to Oregon State by a score of 35-32 last week. Fresno State scored to take the lead with 1:05 left in the game, but gave up a touchdown with no time left to lose the game. The Fresno State offense is averaging 33.5 points per game with 368.5 passing yards per game and 152 rushing yards per game. Jake Haener has thrown for 737 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs this season. Jordan Mims has rushed for 195 yards and four scores, while Nikko Remigio has caught 15 passes for 200 yards for Fresno State. The Fresno State defense is allowing 21 points per game and 357 yards per game.

The USC Trojans are 2-0 this season after defeating Stanford by a score of 41-28 in week 2. USC gained over 500 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers to get the win. The USC offense is averaging 53.5 points per game with 335.5 passing yards per game and 186 rushing yards per game. Caleb Williams has thrown for 590 yards and six touchdowns, while also adding 72 yards on the ground for the Trojans this season. Travis Dye has rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown, while Jordan Addison has caught 12 passes for 226 yards and four scores for USC. The USC defense is giving up 21 points per game and 360.5 yards per game.

Fresno State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the PAC-12 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. The over is 19-6-1 in Fresno State’s last 26 games against the PAC-12. USC is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 7-0 in USC’s last 7 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Fresno State had their hands full with the Oregon State offense last week, which is not a great sign for how they will perform this week. Both of these offenses have been very good and neither defense has been great. USC benefitted from four turnovers against Stanford and only won by 13 points. This over is at a crazy number, but I am going to roll with it. I expect a shootout in LA.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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