Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry preview USC vs. California

USC plays California on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The Trojans and Bears are both coming off a bye week.


USC defeated Washington State, 44-17, on Nov. 1 in Pullman, Wash., and improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Cal, 5-4, 3-4, defeated Oregon State, 45-31, in Corvallis, Ore.

The Trojans have won 10 in a row against the Bears.

Times beat reporter Gary Klein joins me to preview the game.

Here's the rundown:

  • Thursday night game

  • Cody Kessler and USC's offense

  • Jared Goff and Cal's offense

  • Any chance of the Bears pulling an upset?

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