USC Trojans (8-2 overall) (6-1 conf.) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-5 overall) (2-5 conf.)
Start time: Saturday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. PST
Location: Folsom Field - Boulder, Colorado
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Live Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Game Time Weather: 54°F; 0% rain; wind, 6 mph NNW
What’s on the line for USC and Colorado today:
USC is back on the road this time in Boulder Colorado to take on the struggling Colorado Buffaloes. The Trojans can lock up their spot in the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game with a win this afternoon. USC has a one game lead over both of both Arizona and Arizona State and the Trojans have the tie breaker over both. With only 2 conference games left, USC just needs to beat either Colorado today or UCLA next week to win the Pac-12 South Division.
After winning the Pac-12 last year, Colorado has dropped to 5-5. They are still one win away from bowl eligibility but they need to find a win in their next two games. If Colorado cannot pull off the upset today over the Trojans then they have a week off and face a must win situation on the road against Utah.
Historical results and statistical trends:
- Series History: USC is 11-0 against Colorado
- Last time in LA (2016): USC - 21, Colorado - 17
- Last time in Boulder (2015): USC - 27, Colorado - 24
USC responded to their worst game with their two best games of the season:
It seems as though the thumping the Trojans took in South Bend was ages ago but Notre Dame trounced USC a mere three weeks ago. Since then, USC thrashed Arizona state and was the team that finally found an answer to Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats offense in 49-35 victory. The Trojans have not scored more than 40 points since their second game of the season. In fact, during that same time frame USC only topped 30 points once against Oregon State.
The points are up, the turnovers are down. The Trojans are playing great football and hope to keep things rolling by winning their final two regular season games. Then USC finally gets a week off to rest, heal, and prepare to beat either Stanford, Washington or Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game.
Probable but not 100%: OL Chuma Edoga; OL Toa Lobendahn; RB Stephen Carr; K Chase McGrath; DL Rasheem Green; TE Josh Falo; TE Tyler Petite; OLB Uchenna Nwosu; RB Vavae Malepeai;
Questionable: CB Iman Marshall; OLB Juliano Falaniko; DL Christian Rector; OLB Connor Murphy OLB Porter Gustin
Out For Game: OLB Hunter Echols; OT Nathan Smith; RB James Toland
Out for season: LB Tayler Katoa, OL Viane Talamaivao, CB Jonathan Lockett, DL Marlon Tuipulotu, DL Kenny Bigelow, S Isaiah Pola-Mao, CB Greg Johnson, WR Keyshawn “Pie” Young, K Michael Brown
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