Blame it on the band.

Saturday's game between USC and Utah at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be played on a damaged field due to a July concert. The bad areas are being covered with paint.

— ESPN Los Angeles offers five things to watch for when the Trojans and Utes meet.

— The Los Angeles Times reports that Utah is trying to silence doubters.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott had a live chat with the Seattle Times.

— USC coach Lane Kiffin and Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake are among the recent interviews posted by ESPN 700's "Bill and Spence Show."

Pool question: How will the Utes do on Saturday?

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— Utah by 5

— Utah by more than 5

— USC in a squeaker

— USC in a blowout