McLaughlin: Important Week 3 Factors for USC, UW and Cal

Spencer is joined by 'Locked On Utes' host JT Wistrcil to talk about their prospects this weekend

Posted on September 16, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


USC’s defense has been forcing turnovers at an incredible rate through two games, but even if they force just 1-2 against Fresno State, their offense is operating at a level that should allow them to win comfortably inside the Coliseum.

For Washington and Cal, the questions going into the game come on the offensive side of the ball and how each team will perform against the highest level of competition they’ve seen so far in 2022.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by host of Locked On Utes JT Wistrcill to look at the most important factors in the Conference’s biggest games of the weekend.

He provides insight having spoken with Utah players as to why he’s feeling confident about the Utes’ impending matchup with the Aztecs of San Diego State, who knocked off Utah in overtime in 2021.

Washington football pac-12After a perfect 3-0 performance last week, my ‘Pac-12 Prime Picks’ are back—and this week I’m riding two Pac-12 teams and betting against a number in one of them.

I also detail why I’m backing two double-digit favorites at home in USC and Utah, but taking Michigan State to win and cover against Washington in Seattle as a surprise 3.5-point underdog.

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