“Last year, the Colorado quarterback was injured during the 1st half and it saved our team and their sloppy performance from being embarrassed in Boulder. Deja vu as the Buffs have another quarterback injury issue.
Fortunately for them, both quarterbacks have had a lot of playing time this season so whoever is suiting up on Saturday will create problems for the Trojans.
The Colorado offense is dynamic and powerful. They are averaging over 300 yards passing and 200 running yards per game. They have scored over 40 points in four of their five games. And they beat Michigan 21–7 (in the first quarter.)
What they have in offense, they also have in defense. They’re ranked 13th in the country.
With ten returning starters, they’ve held three of their five opponents to seven points or less.
This team is impressive but don’t let the 4–1 fool you. They have had a Charmin soft schedule. They’ve beaten Colorado State and Idaho State in their first two games and their conference wins are against Oregon State and the worst Oregon team in a decade.
This might be the most important game of the year for the Trojans. A loss ends our hopes of a division title and proves last weeks win was a fluke.
The key to the game will be special teams. Michigan was able to pull away from Colorado with excellent punt and kickoff returns that gave the Wolverines great field position. Adoree’ has the same level of talent as Jabrill Peppers. The concern is will there be 10 other Trojans on the field when he receives the ball.”
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