McLaughlin: Predicting every game on USC’s 2022 Schedule

Spencer tells us how significant the Trojan football turnaround figures to be this season

Posted on August 8, 2022

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


Amidst all the discussion of conference realignment, USC Football and the rest of the Pac-12 are just weeks away from starting the 2022 season.

Expectations are quite high for Lincoln Riley’s first season in Los Angeles with the Trojans, and the potential for being around their 9.5 over/under win total is very feasible.

Which games could trip up USC this year? One, for a reason that’s hard to quantify, could come during an October trip to the state of Oregon.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I go through every game on USC’s schedule and make a prediction.

usc logoI see the Trojans going 9-3 in the regular season in 2022, with losses at Utah and against ONE of either UCLA or Notre Dame.

Where else might the Trojans stumble? USC has two very tough games to end the regular season schedule going to UCLA and finishing with Notre Dame at home (in what could be a MASSIVE game in the national CFB landscape).

Fortunately for the Trojans, they have three extremely winnable games going into those contests to give them momentum as they look to end strong.

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