USC vs. Colorado Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the USC vs. Colorado fearless prediction and game preview.
USC (8-2) vs. Colorado (5-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
It might just be a meeting of last year’s Pac-12 South champ vs. this year’s version.
Thanks to the win over Arizona last week, all the Trojans have to do is win this week or next week against UCLA and it’s in the Pac-12 championship.
The team is hot at the right time two big wins – beating Arizona State on the road two weeks ago – with the offense hitting its stride and the defense doing just fine, even if it’s not dominant.
Colorado, though, is trying to play more football.
At 5-5 after losing to ASU, it needs to beat USC this week or Utah next week on the road to get bowling. But more than that, taking down the Trojans would be nice.
The first meeting between the two schools was in 1927 – a 46-7 USC win. The Trojans won the next ten meetings, too.
One Reason Why USC Will Win
Can Colorado get to Sam Darnold?
For all of the problems at times through the first half of the season, he’s been on fire lately with three touchdown passes against Arizona State and with a big-time bombing performance against Arizona. He’s still throwing picks, but he and the offense are moving.
Colorado doesn’t get into the backfield, and it doesn’t do enough against the run. Welcome to one of the hottest running backs in the country.
Ronald Jones II ripped through Arizona State for 216 yards and tore through Arizona for 194 yards. In his last two games since the Notre Dame debacle, he’s averaging over nine yards per carry with 410 yards and five scores.
The Buffs are about to give up a ton of home runs, but …
One Reason Why Colorado Will Win
Steven Montez is hotter than Darnold.
After a rough stretch, Montez responded with a fantastic 347-yard, three score day against California, and followed it up with 345 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Arizona State.
He’s not afraid to push the ball down the field, and now he’s going against a quarterback who can throw at a high level for the first time since dealing with Washington State and Luke Falk.
USC lost to Washington State and Luke Falk.
Montez has to be fantastic, USC has to keep turning the ball over, and the Buffs need a few big breaks in the return game.
What’s Going To Happen
USC will give up the ball three times – with all leading to Trojan points – but the offense will make up for it with explosive plays. The two teams will combine for close to 700 passing yards in a fun offensive fight, but with the Pac-12 South there for the taking, USC won’t miss.
USC vs. Colorado Prediction
USC 41, Colorado 30
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