CAL AT USC
RECORDS: Cal 1-2, 0-0 in Pac-12, USC 2-1, 0-1
KICKOFF: 3 p.m., Los Angeles Coliseum
TV: Pac-12 Networks
SERIES HISTORY: USC leads 64-30-5 and has won the past eight meetings. Cal's most recent victory in Los Angeles was a 28-16 win in 2000.
STORYLINES: Cal's defense will need to play its best game of the season to slow a USC team that has averaged 36 points against the Bears the past three years. Cal, with just six sacks in three games, must generate some pressure against a USC offensive line that has struggled some with inexperience and injury. ... The No. 13 Trojans, coming off a 21-14 loss at Stanford, are led by All-America candidate Matt Barkley, who needs just 133 passing yards to reach 10,000 for his career. ... The Bears hope to get another big performance from sophomore tailback Brendan Bigelow, who rushed for 160 yards on just four carries in the 35-28 loss at Ohio State.
Cal -- DE Mustafa Jalil (knee) is probable. TE Richard Rodgers (foot) and OT Matt Summers-Gavin (knee) are questionable. TE Spencer Hagan (knee), ILB David Wilkerson (ankle), ILB Khairi Fortt (knee), OG Dominic Galas (shoulder), CB Stefan McClure (knee) are out.
USC -- C Khaled Holmes (ankle) and DE Wes Horton (ankle) are probable.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Cal cornerbacks Steve Williams and Marc Anthony vs. USC wide receivers Marqise
STATS THAT MATTER: This is the 100th meeting between the Bears and Trojans, dating back to 1915, the first of four seasons in which they played twice. ... USC has outscored Cal 125-29 over the past four seasons. The Bears had 10 turnovers in those four defeats, including five a year ago. ... Cal ranks 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (32.3 ppg) and 10th in total defense (411.0 yards per game).
-- JEFF FARAUDO