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Arizona vs. USC sure to be a shootout

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01:21 AM ET 10.26 | There will be a shootout this Saturday in Arizona Stadium, there is no question about that. The only question is: how many shots will each side have the chance to take? Against #9 USC, Arizona will need to fire all their rounds to compete with the Trojans skill set. Even though this game does not depend on the previous week's statistics, it can give us a good measuring point for what these teams can/will do against each other. Therefore, let's dig into the stats. What do the stats indicate about this matchup?

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Matt Barkley, Jeff Lewis/Icon SMI Matt Barkley, Jeff Lewis/Icon SMI
October 26, 2012  01:40 PM ET

A shootout on one side. USC wins by >21 points. Barkley won't be 19 of 20 with 5 TD's only 17 of 20 with 4.

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October 26, 2012  03:25 PM ET

Well at least it's not on the Pac-12 network which I don't get. How much can they charge for P12 for DirecTV to not offer it?

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October 26, 2012  03:40 PM ET

What do the stats indicate about this matchup?

Barkley is going to need plugs.

October 26, 2012  04:03 PM ET

Matt's girlfriend's on the other end of that line. He cannot look like that for his OC....

October 26, 2012  04:32 PM ET
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What do the stats indicate about this matchup?Barkley is going to need plugs.

The stats indicate a blowout for USC, but the betting line is 6.5 so that tells me USC will lose.

October 26, 2012  04:46 PM ET
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A shootout on one side. USC wins by >21 points. Barkley won't be 19 of 20 with 5 TD's only 17 of 20 with 4.

USC needs to get their running game going, the hell with Barkley throwing for 4 TDs, he isn't going to win the Heisman anyway!!!

October 26, 2012  04:47 PM ET

Only a few more hours to get rid of this avi and name -I hope.

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October 26, 2012  05:41 PM ET
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USC needs to get their running game going, the hell with Barkley throwing for 4 TDs, he isn't going to win the Heisman anyway!!!

SC better win this damn game!!!!

October 26, 2012  06:17 PM ET
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SC better win this damn game!!!!

LOL, that too!!!! :-)

October 26, 2012  06:23 PM ET
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not so fast...they win out.. put up gud #s... he isnt out of it

LUS I agree, Barkley isn't out of the Heisman race just yet, but IMO, Barkley isn't the type of Heisman award winner that they are looking for!!! The Heisman committee is lookin for a "flashy" type of player, and Barkley is not not type of player. Just My opionion.

October 26, 2012  06:56 PM ET

this will be a great game but i believe the men of troy pull out a close one

October 26, 2012  08:45 PM ET

Go Trojans!! I prefer virgin meat with me potato's.

October 26, 2012  09:09 PM ET

If USC gets out to a huge lead will they keep letting Barkley throw TDs like they let him do against 1-6 Colorado? Gotta get him back in the Heisman race, you know.

October 26, 2012  10:47 PM ET

Interesting, a USC thread with less than 20 comments after a full day.
When an ND thread is posted there are 20 comments in the first five minutes, yet the Haters still wonder why ND gets so much attention from the media and TV audiences.
Go figure?

 
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