Mark J. Terrill, AP
Southern California running back Javorius Allen, center, celebrates his touchdown as defensive end Michael Maguire, left, and tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick look on during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Arizona, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. USC won 38-31. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — The Utah football team travels to take on the Trojans of USC this Saturday in hopes of securing its first road conference win of the year. The Utes are reeling a bit after last week's loss to Arizona but hope to rebound and take down a Trogan team they've matched up well with since joining the Pac-12.

USC has endured its share of struggles this season and is coming off a heartbreaking 14-10 loss on the road to rival Notre Dame. Head coach Lane Kiffin was fired midseason, leaving a lot of question marks surrounding this year's team.

So what type of team will the Utes be matching up with on Saturday? We caught up with Trojan beat reporter Lindsey Thiry of to ask five questions to gain better insight on the Trojans.

Here's what Thiry had to say about this Saturday's Utes vs. Trojans matchup.

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