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College football: Southern Cal is the favorite, but Utah State has the better team

Some things just don't sound right. Like this statement: Utah State has a better football team than does Southern Cal. Doesn't sound right. But only a fool ignores the evidence.
by Berry Tramel Published: September 20, 2013
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Some things just don't sound right. Like this statement: Utah State has a better football team than does Southern Cal.

Doesn't sound right. But only a fool ignores the evidence.


Utah State this season lost 30-26 at Utah, then routed Air Force 52-20 at the Academy, before a 70-6 thrashing of overmatched Weber State.

Southern Cal this season won 30-13 at hapless Hawaii, lost 10-7 at home to Washington State and bounced Boston College 35-7.

The Trojans at least showed some life against BC, with Cody Kessler given the full-time quarterback job. But Utah State long has known that its best quarterback is Chuckie Keeton, who this season has passed for 12 touchdowns and thrown just one interception, while also rushing for 187 yards.

Southern Cal is a 6 1/2-point favorite, but Utah State has the better team. Go with the Aggies in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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