BYU is meeting a team that lost its head coach, lost its starting QB and starting RB. but has better athletes from top to bottom. USC will come out like gain busters but will quit if BYU can get up by a couple of scores.
Sounds like Sitake is fully aware of the situation.
“There is no lack of talent there,” Sitake said. “I know a lot of guys on that staff. I know how they coach, and they will have their guys ready to roll. What you see on film is what you are going to get, and we are going to get the best from them. And we are going to be prepared for that.”
So it sounds like BYU will be running a 3-8 defense just because of USC’s quick strike ability. But I surely hope that we do put heat on the new QB at times, UCLA routed USC by attacking the QB. This kid,
"Sitake said Dart, who displayed outstanding and head-scratching moments befitting a freshman in USC’s 62-33 loss to UCLA on Saturday, is a great player from a wonderful family. “He can hurt you with his arm, and he can run as well,” Sitake said. “Put that all together and surround him with a physical offensive line and capable receivers and ball carriers, and they have every bit of our attention.”
My gut tells me they will play hard for a half and if BYU can get the lead, USC will quit in the second half.
If BYU can get by this game with a win, BYU is favored by 6, Then BYU is free to dream about a NY6 game, 50/50 chance there.