Who's Playing

No. 22 San Jose State @ No. 17 USC

Last Season Records: USC 5-1; San Jose State 7-1

What to Know

The USC Trojans will face off against the San Jose State Spartans at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. After a 5-1 record last year, the Trojans come in with an eye to spark another first-rate season. SJSU was 7-1 last season and is coming off of a 45-14 victory against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds last week.

A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: USC was fifth best in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, finishing the 2020 season giving up only four. As for SJSU, they ranked 19th in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, closing the season allowing only eight overall (top 15%).

USC is the favorite in this one, with an expected 14-point margin of victory. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum -- Los Angeles, California
  • TV: Pac 12 Networks
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.00


The Trojans are a big 14-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Trojans slightly, as the game opened with the Trojans as a 16-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.