LOS ANGELES (AP) If No. 21 Southern California even hopes to think about a big finish to its disappointing season, the Trojans realize they must improve quickly and significantly on defense.
No. 21 USC (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) vs. Arizona State (5-4, 3-3), 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Line: USC by 9.
Series Record: USC leads 18-10.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona State has gone into a small tailspin, losing three straight games, all in conference.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) After Arizona State lost to UCLA two weeks ago, coach Todd Graham was adamant that this year's team was nothing like the one that went into a tailspin last season.