Roundtable: USC offense vs. Utah defense 

October, 3, 2012
10/03/12
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A key matchup in the USC-Utah game will be the physical play of the Utes' defense. How do you think the Trojans' offense will fare?

[+] EnlargeKhaled Holmes
Ric Tapia/Icon SMIFacing a stout Utah defensive line, center Khaled Holmes and his linemates will need to be strong on Thursday.
Garry Paskwietz:
One of the more underrated aspects of the bye week is the rest it gave the team. The Trojans haven't looked consistently loose or crisp on offense through the first four games of the year, and this break should help give guys like Robert Woods and Khaled Holmes a chance to rest some nagging injuries. I think there was also a little mental fatigue coming into the season after an off-season full of hype. Combine that with 21 straight days of fall camp in unseasonably warm weather and no break before classes started the week of the Hawaii game, and you have a team that needed time off. The guess here is the USC offense will come out looking relaxed and rejuvenated against the Utes.

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