Except when it’s not in the playoff rotation. The Rose 🌹 Bowl is usually the coolest bowl but this year its missing two playoff teams and lacks its big time feel. USC is a 7 point favorite versus Big10 champs Penn State. Let’s look 👀 at some keys to the game:
Barkley vs USC front 7:
USC front seven has allowed 100 yards rushing in just 1 of their last 9. Barkley is not 100 percent so this will be his toughest test.
Adoree Jackson vs McSorley:
Best CB in the country versus the hot QB. Will they be able to test the USC secondary with One of their best WR out. This will be Trace McSorleys biggest test.
Darnold vs PSU pass rush:
Sam Darnold has been a game changer since he was announced as the starter. Penn states front seven has 39 sacks from 18 differnet players. Darnolds ability avoid the rush and make big plays will be the difference.
USC 33 – PSU 24