No. 23 USC is coming off an emotional victory over Stanford and have the tantalizing prospect of potentially playing spoiler against No. 14 UCLA on Nov. 30.
The win moved the Trojans to 5-0 in Pac-12 play since Ed Oregron was named interim head coach.
Marqise Lee and Leonard Williams may be limited, both by injuries and coach’s decisions.
Colorado is also coming off a victory, which snapped a three-game losing streak, and gave the Buffaloes their first win in conference play this season.
On the surface, the matchup has the makings of a trap game for the Trojans.
The Trojans are 7-0 all time against the Buffaloes, with their most recent win a 50-6 blowout at the Coliseum.
Colorado Defensive Stats
- 38.8 points per game allowed
- 210.4 rushing yards per game allowed
- 5.0 yards per carry allowed
- 267.50 passing yards per game allowed
- Opponents converting on 38.06% of third downs
- 17 turnovers gained
USC Defensive Stats
- 19.4 points per game allowed
- 121.36 rushing yards per game allowed
- 3.86 yards per carry allowed
- 217.45 passing yards per game allowed
- Opponents converting on 32.72% of third downs
- 19 turnovers gained
Colorado Offensive Stats
- 25.9 points per game scored
- 127.8 rushing yards per game
- 3.50 rushing yards per carry
- 252.8 passing yards per game
- Converting 36.05% of third downs
- Scoring on 81.48% of trips to the red zone
USC Offensive Stats
- 28.2 points scored per game
- 171.1 rushing yards per game
- 4.57 rushing yards per carry
- 223.2 passing yards per game
- Converting 31.47% of third downs
- Scoring on 90.32% of trips to the red zone