Go Buffs!

Volume XIV, Issue VII

File this one under, "What a difference a second half makes"

Game:                        Colorado @ #11 USC
Kick-off:                    3:00 PM PST
Record:                      1-5 (1-2 Pac-12)
Current Ranking:        Not Ranked

Colorado put up a good showing in the first half against ASU last Thursday. Almost giving us hope. Then they shit the bed. Par for the course. The Buffs were down 20-17 after a 17-point second quarter, but a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD to open the second half shifted momentum back the Sun Devils’ way.

Colorado is coming off a 51-17 loss to Arizona State last week at home. The Buffaloes have had their last three losses come by at least 28 points. Colorado ranks 120th in the country in defense, allowing 41.3 points per game. This is bad. The offense is 106th in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game. This isn't any better.

Now they go up against the Trojans of USC. The Trojans are favored by 40 points. So we're in for a long day.

Here we go.

The Colorado Buffaloes hit the road for their next two games including the first this season against a ranked opponent on Saturday, Oct. 20, visiting the Southern California Trojans (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) in a 3:00 PM kickoff at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

Interestingly enough, a crowd of 93,607 is expected for this weekend's game. I will be one of them. If you are in the area or planning on going to the game hit me up! I will be there.

This will be CU’s fourth-ever visit to the Los Angeles Coliseum (initial visit was in 1927) and the first since 2000.

CU has lost eight straight against ranked teams (last win: 34-30 over Kansas in 2009); the Buffs have lost 18 straight road games against ranked opponents, with the last win coming in the Los Angeles area 31-17 over UCLA at the Rose Bowl in 2002. (I was there).

Ironically, Colorado has won its last two Pac-12 road games (the finale at Utah last year and the opener this year at Washington State).

USC won a hard fought game in Seattle, downing host Washington 24-14. The Trojans have had three of their five wins this year come by 13 points or less, and their last two come by 10 points. The Trojans are giving up only 18.5 points per game this year while scoring 32.3 points per contest

Ugly Stat
Colorado is 2-14-1 all-time in the state of California, including last month’s loss at Fresno State.  So we’re looking at 2-15-1 . . . .

Here's to the upset making my year.


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