USC, UCLA live: Some weekend college football predictions


Join us today at 11:30 a.m. when Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne give an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout.

As Klein wrote earlier this week,

“After playing four of its first six games on the road, USC finishes the season with five of six in Southern California.

But except for Saturday’s game against Colorado at the Coliseum, the quality of opponent the No. 11 Trojans will face in the second half of the season appears markedly better.

USC’s first six opponents — Hawaii, Syracuse, Stanford, California, Utah and Washington — are a combined 15-22. Only Stanford, which defeated USC, has a winning record.

The Trojans’ next six opponents – Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State, UCLA and Notre Dame —are a combined 26-11. Colorado, at 1-5, is the only one with a losing record.

USC’s 24-14 victory over Washington last week improved the Trojans to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.

“We’re not satisfied,” running back Silas Redd said after the game.”

As Foster wrote earlier this week, on the good timing of UCLA’s bye:

“UCLA Coach Jim Mora was short and to the point Sunday, saying the Bruins’ off week “comes at the right time for us. It gives our guys a chance to catch our breath a little bit.”

If you have a question for Foster, Klein or Dufresne, send it in an email to and we will try to answer it on the air. The live event will appear on this blog post in the video spot above.