USC 25/1 to win 2015 FBS Title

2014 college football betting odds playoffs USC Trojans

LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Will the USC Trojans be able to generate enough offense to make a run at the 2015 FBS Championship this season?

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The strength of this 2014 USC team lies in its defensive line and secondary. Losing safety Dion Bialey and defensive end George Uko hurt, but starting cornerbacks Kevon Seymour and Josh Shaw both return, as well as strong safety Su'a Cravens. 2013 All-American defensive end Leonard Williams also returns, as does 2013 All-Conference linebacker Hayes Pullard. 

The concern lies in the Trojans' offense. The receiving corps will once again thanks to the return of Darreus Rogers and 2013 All-Conference star Nelson Agholor, although losing Marqise Lee to the NFL certainly hurts. But the biggest issue is along the offensive line and in the passing game.

The O-line last year played poor in pass protection and struggled with speed rushers throughout the 2013 season. Losing center Marcus Martin to the NFL only compounds the problem so if this team is going to have a realistic shot of making the four-team playoff, then the passing game needs some major work. Quarterback Cody Kessler obviously factors into that statement, as he wasn't a world beater either last season.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Trojans are 25/1 long shots to win the 2015 FBS Championship and is also 11/2 to make the four-team playoff this season. Their odds to miss the playoffs altogether are currently sitting at 1/11, so clearly oddsmakers feel as though USC won't be a legit postseason contender in 2015.

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