USC travels to Boulder, Colo., for its final road game of the season against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Trojans look to continue the Coach Orgeron Victory Tour, and another conference victory would just add more to the discussion surrounding his future with USC.
As strong as newly-ranked No. 23 USC has looked, this game does have the makings of a trap: It's going to be bitterly cold in Boulder, and the Trojans don't have an impressive record in such conditions. The Buffs would love to derail USC's newfound success, and though it's not particularly likely, anything can happen.
While the Trojans slowly come down off an emotional high after beating the then-No. 4 Stanford Cardinal last week for the first time in five seasons, Colorado is experiencing one of its own. Under new head coach Mike MacIntyre, the Buffs, too, are coming off a big victory; they beat California last week and snapped a 14-game Pac-12 losing streak in the process.
Then again, USC and Colorado have only clashed seven times, and the Trojans have easily won all of them. This week looks to be no different.
Before we look at the match up, here are the vitals:
KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. PT
PLACE: Folsom Field
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: ESPN 710 (it will also be carried by USCTrojans.com)
Spread: USC (-22) according to VegasInsider.com