Colorado Buffaloes (1-8) vs. USC Trojans (8-1)
November 11, 2022 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -33.5 / Colorado Buffaloes +33.5; Over/Under: +64.5
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The USC Trojans and Colorado Buffaloes clash Friday in week 11 PAC-12 college football action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Colorado Buffaloes look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The USC Trojans look to build on their 8-1 record to stay in the playoff conversation.
The Colorado Buffaloes haven’t won a road game since December 2020. J.T. Shrout is completing 44.5 percent of his passes for 976 yards, 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Jordyn Tyson and Daniel Arias have combined for 779 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Montana Lemonious-Craig has 19 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 114.7 yards per contest, and Deion Smith leads the way with 381 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 40.2 points and 488.1 yards per game. Trevor Woods leads the Colorado Buffaloes with 77 tackles, Josh Chandler-Semedo has 3 sacks and Isaiah Lewis has 1 interception.
The USC Trojans have won 5 straight home games. Caleb Williams is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards, 28 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jordan Addison and Mario Williams have combined for 1,078 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Tahj Washington has 31 receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 182.7 yards per contest, and Travis Dye leads the way with 858 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, USC is allowing 25.2 points and 409.2 yards per game. Shane Lee leads the USC Trojans with 54 tackles, Tuli Tuipulotu has 9 sacks and Calen Bullock has 3 interceptions.
The Buffaloes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Trojans are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The over is 6-2 in Buffaloes last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Trojans last 5 games overall. The home team is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
This is a look ahead / trap game for the USC Trojans who are in the thick of the playoff race, playing well and have a date with UCLA on deck. Might be hard to get motivated for this one, or to at least lay the wood. With that said, the Colorado Buffaloes are downright awful at both ends of the field, and that includes being ranked 129th in scoring offense and 130th in scoring defense. If USC wants to blow the doors off here, it can. Massive chalk, but backing Colorado isn’t an option for me. It’s USC or pass.