USC vs Washington State odds and prediction for NCAA Week 3 game


The USC Trojans have fired head coach Clay Helton and will be led into the fight against the Washington State Cougars by interim head coach Donte Williams.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Trojans are gearing up for their first game without Clay Helton at the helm since 2015.

Helton was fired after Stanford took out the Trojans on their own turf. Interim head coach Donte Williams faces his first challenge on the road.

Washington State opened its season with a loss to Utah State, once again putting Nick Rolovich in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. However, the Cougars faced FCS Portland State in Week 2 and came away with a comfortable victory.

Is this Wazzu’s chance to catch Trojans when they are weakened? Or will the cardinal and gold rise up in adversity?

USC vs Washington State Week 3 Odds

Point spread: USC -8.5
Moneyline: USC -340, Washington State +260
Above / Below: 62 points
All odds courtesy of WynnBet

USC opened the week with a 10-point favorite, but the line fell with the major Trojans change to start the week.

The weather could also be an equalizer. It will be cold in Pullman on Saturday with a chance of rain.

USC vs Washington State Prediction Week 3

This could happen in two ways.

Un: Demoralized by an embarrassing loss to Stanford and reeling from the sacking of a head coach players generally loved, the Trojans could enter Martin Stadium vulnerable to an early punch.

Two: The team, already determined to bounce back strong from defeat, comes out with a vengeance. Hosted by the interim head coach who led them, the players went wild and expressed their frustrations on the Cougars.

Given USC’s penchant for responding well to mid-season layoffs, Scenario 2 looks the most likely. They are still a talented team and now they have extra motivation to prove themselves.

Prediction: USC 36 – Washington State 20

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USC next game and schedule

  • September 25: against the State of Oregon
  • October 2: in Colorado
  • October 9: against Utah
  • October 16: goodbye
  • October 23: at Notre-Dame
  • October 30: vs. Arizona
  • November 6: in Arizona State
  • November 13: in California
  • November 20: vs. UCLA
  • November 27: vs. BYU

If Williams and his company survive this road trip, they will return home to defend a long-standing winning streak at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Oregon State Beavers. This will be the first time Trojan fans join the team in the post-Helton era, so the atmosphere should be interesting.

What channel is the USC game against Washington State on in Week 3 on?

The game will air on FOX at 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET with Joe Davis and Brock Huard on call.

USC vs. Washington State Live Stream Week 3

Dated: Saturday September 18
Kick-off time: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Direct: FuboTV (7-day free trial available)

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