USC-Utah expert predictions from columnists, reporters, bloggers, websites and more
It’s time for a big game, which means it’s also time for a roundup of various experts, pundits, publications, and media outlets. Which high-profile college football personalities are taking the USC Trojans over the Utah Utes on Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City? Which media organizations and their panels of commentators and reporters are picking the Utes to give the Men of Troy their first loss of the season?
You know you want to see where various media figures and publications line up for this game. Where is USC receiving trust, and where is Utah still expected to win this game, just as it was expected to win before the 2022 season started?
Here is a collection of picks from roughly two dozen sources:
MATT ZEMEK, TROJANS WIRE: UTAH
Get more on the matchup between USC’s defense and Utah’s offense.
DONOVAN JAMES, TROJANS WIRE: USC
Follow Donovan James’ USC coverage, including this fascinating Q and A series with a football scout.
DON SMALLEY, DUCKS WIRE: UTAH
Don talked to Trojans Wire about USC football and other Pac-12 football topics.
PATRICK CONN, COLLEGE WIRES: USC
Patrick Conn produces the College Wire Heisman Trophy Poll each week.
ZACHARY NEEL, DUCKS WIRE: UTAH
Neel offered this look at the Pac-12 football landscape at the midpoint of the season.
JACK CARLOUGH, BUFFALOES WIRE: USC
Carlough is the editor of Buffaloes Wire. Follow his complete coverage of the Colorado head coaching search.
ANDY PATTON, DUCKS WIRE: USC
Patton was the one Ducks Wire staffer who picked USC.
TONY COSOLO, BUFFALOES WIRE: USC
Buffaloes Wire’s staff voted mostly for USC.
JOHN CANZANO: UTAH
Canzano has Utah winning, 35-31.
PETE FIUTAK, COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS: UTAH 30, USC 27
Fiutak has Utah edging out USC by a field goal.
EVAN DESAI, REIGN OF TROY: UTAH
Desai has the reigning Pac-12 champions winning this game.
MAX CHADWICK, PRO FOOTBALL NETWORK: USC
Chadwick has USC winning in a tight one, 34-31.
JON WILNER, MERCURY NEWS: USC
Wilner has the Trojans defeating Utah as the USC defense continues to improve.
BRETT MCMURPHY, ACTION NETWORK: UTAH
McMurphy is rolling with the home team, Utah.
BLEACHER REPORT: USC
Find the section with the pick here.
BRODY MILLER, THE ATHLETIC: UTAH
Five writers from The Athletic gave their picks, and Miller started off by picking Utah.
DAN SANTAROMITA, THE ATHLETIC: UTAH
The Athletic is gathering a wide range of opinions on this game.
AUSTIN MOCK, THE ATHLETIC: UTAH
Mock weighed in as part of The Athletic’s predictions.
CHRIS VANNINI, THE ATHLETIC: USC
Vannini is a coaching search analyst and a Group of Five reporter-analyst.
ARI WASSERMAN, THE ATHLETIC: USC
Ari Wasserman has extensive knowledge of the college football industry.
STEVEN LASSAN, ATHLON SPORTS: USC
Steven Lassan is one of the smartest, most experienced analysts at Athlon.
DENNIS DODD, CBS SPORTS: UTAH
Dodd is a national college football reporter for CBS.
JERRY PALM, CBS SPORTS: USC
The basketball bracketologist also projects the bowl lineup for CBS Sports.
TOM FORNELLI, CBS SPORTS: USC
Fornelli is fond of offering best bets at various points in a football season.
JEFF FARAUDO, CAL SPORTS REPORT: USC
The Golden Bear reporter and analyst is sold on the Trojans.
MATT NIGBUR -- NO TRUCK STOPS PAC-12 PODCAST: UTAH
#Utah football expert @NoPitStops of the @NoTruckStopsPod identified the central key to the Utes’ huge game against #USC. (We think he’s right, too.) https://t.co/Mxe69IZizT
— USC Trojans Wire (@TrojansWire) October 13, 2022
AVERY -- NO TRUCK STOPS PODCAST: USC
🚨NEW PAC-12 PANICKING JUST DROPPED🚨
this week, we talked about UCLA arriving at the top of the Pac-12, USC's defensive slog vs. WSU, the unhinged Oregon State/Stanford finish, Pac-12 MVPs, and more!
✳️: https://t.co/YmNmg5FfuU pic.twitter.com/JHdA1od2cU
— No Truck Stops: A Pac-12 Podcast (@notruckstopspod) October 10, 2022
GREG -- NO TRUCK STOPS PODCAST: USC
NTS WEEK 7 PICKS ARE IN 🚫🚛🛑
grapes and greg are staying
locked up in their picks 🤝🤝
~listen to the rest of the episode~
✳️: https://t.co/DDsJ5RHpk4 pic.twitter.com/xxWR2X1E8I
— No Truck Stops: A Pac-12 Podcast (@notruckstopspod) October 14, 2022
CARLOS -- NO TRUCK STOPS PODCAST: UTAH
PAC-12 WEEK 6 OVERREACTIONS: @bravegrapes & @equitybruin discussed midseason awards (OPOY, DPOY, & COY), whether Arizona or ASU will be bowl-eligible, whether Bo Nix is the #2 QB in the Pac-12 (!), which team has the easiest path to the title game, & more! https://t.co/vNuW8ZVCt3
— No Truck Stops: A Pac-12 Podcast (@notruckstopspod) October 12, 2022