Staff Predictions: Week Six

Arizona will face USC on Saturday night. Read on to see how sees the game playing out.

Cody James Martin: While it is always nice to see Arizona in the Top 25, it usually doesn't last long. This weekend, the Wildcats get a chance to change that and I think they pull it off in grand fashion.

Anu Solomon comes out firing, letting the ball fly downfield and daring USC to stop him. It can't be done. Arizona opens up with a 17-point lead at half and the Trojans never have a chance in front out of a sold out Arizona Stadium. Terris Jones-Grigsby goes for 250 all-purpose yards and Cayleb Jones scores two TDs as the Wildcats hand Steve Sarkisian his third straight loss in Tucson.

Arizona 45, USC 23

Overall: 4-1

Michael Luke: While there is no doubt that USC has better talent across the board, there is also no doubt that Arizona has a major head coaching advantage.

Arizona is a team that runs the ball to set up the pass and that will always be the case. However, what is the identity of USC?

The Trojans posses one of the best running backs in the country, yet it seems that Cody Kessler is the focal point of the offense far too often. Simply out, coaching beats out raw talent.

Arizona 28, USC 20

Overall: 4-1

Jason Scheer: I have followed Arizona long enough to know that I have seen this movie too many times before. Arizona gets an upset or strings some wins together and that momentum disappears with a disappointing loss.

For me, this has a similar feel. USC is coming off a tough loss and is getting criticized for how it played at the end of the Arizona State game. A closer look reveals that the Trojans actually played well for at least three quarters,

USC does not turn the ball over, which is often the easiest way to win on the road. Arizona will be tested by an offense that has a ton of weapons, but has not necessarily opened up. The Wildcats will have their chances, but will fail to capitalize one too many times.

USC 38, Arizona 34

Overall: 4-1

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