The No. 4 USC Trojans attempt to avenge their only loss of the season when they face the 12th-ranked Utah Utes in the 2022 Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday. USC (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) opened the year with six consecutive victories before being edged 43-42 at Utah on Oct. 15. The Trojans followed with five straight wins, ending the regular season on Saturday with a 38-27 triumph over Notre Dame, while the Utes (9-3, 7-2) wrapped up their campaign with a 63-21 victory at Colorado.
Kickoff at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev. is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Trojans are 2.5-point favorites in the latest USC vs. Utah odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 67.
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The model knows USC possesses one of the top offenses in the nation as it ranks fifth with an average of 506.6 total yards. The Trojans also are sixth in passing yards (322.6) and third in scoring (42.5 points). Meanwhile, USC's defense features junior lineman Tuli Tuipulotu, who is first in the country with 12.5 sacks after registering 7.5 over his first two seasons.
The model also knows Utah is looking to repeat as conference champion after defeating Oregon, which was seeking a third straight crown, in the title game last season. Tavion Thomas ran for a pair of touchdowns in the Utes' victory and leads the team as a junior this year with seven rushing scores. Junior quarterback Cameron Rising has set career highs in 2022 with 2,629 passing yards and 22 TD tosses, including three against Colorado on Saturday.
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