Pac-12 Networks picks up Saturday’s USC game

The 21st-ranked USC Trojans make a return to the Pac-12 Networks on Saturday when they host Arizona State.

The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday that the Trojans’ home game Saturday will kick off at noon.

The Pac-12 Networks also will televise the Utah at Washington game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Both games will be televised nationally.

The Trojans (6-3, 4-3) will be looking to bounce back after dropping a 62-51 shootout to Oregon on Saturday in a game that featured nearly 800 yards passing and 1,315 yards in total offense.

USC quarterback Matt Barkley has thrown for 977 yards and eight touchdowns in his last two games, while Marqise Lee has been on the receiving end of 28 passes for 502 yards and four touchdowns. Overall, USC averaged 465 yards and 37 points per game.

The Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3) are equally prolific on offense, averaging 458 yards and 37 points per game.

USC and ASU are seeking to close the gap on Pac-12 South division leader UCLA (4-2 in conference play). ASU also needs a win to become bowl eligible.

Pac-12 Networks college football coverage begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with an hour-long preview show.