USC-Colorado At 1 p.m.

The USC-Colorado game at the Coliseum will kick off at 1 p.m. at the Coliseum and be on the Pac-12 Network. This is what happens when you lose three of your first four games.

But Colorado is suddenly no pushover and this looks like a trap game. Buffs QB Steven Montez, in his first college start, had 468 yards total offense against Oregon on Saturday.

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Ed Orgeron Loves USC, No LSU

 

orgeron-lsuAt his press conference right now, Ed Orgeron said the LSU job “is the greatest job in America.” Didn’t he say USC was the greatest job in America?

If Orgeron is successful, Pat Haden might have to enter a Witness Protection Program. Or a better one than he is currently enrolled in.

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This Is Why You Don’t Punt

ucla-stanford-2016When I objected to Clay Helton’s decision to punt from the Utah 37-yard line in the fourth quarter, this is why: Saturday’s Pac-12 games. Stanford defeated UCLA with 24 seconds left in the game; Colorado interecepted a pass in the end zone with 48 seconds left to defeat Oregon; Washington beat Arizona in OT; Arizona State scored a TD with 48 seconds left; Oh, and Utah scored the winning TD with 16 seconds left.

Pac-12 games tend to go down to the final possession. So don’t assume your defense will make a stop even if Utah has to go 93 yards to score.

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USC Morning Buzz: An Ironic Nomination and Keeping Positive

You want irony: USC nominated tailback Justin Davis for Pac-12 offensive player of the week despite the fact Davis did not get a single carry in the fourth quarter against Utah. Maybe this sums up USC’s season. Why USC needed to play Aca’Cedric Ware a series over Davis makes no sense. The Trojans got a field goal.

Above, JuJu Smith-Schuster remains positive on the rest of the season despite the 1-3 start.

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The Latest Line

USC opened as an 8-point favorite over Arizona State according to Bookmaker.eu.

And now for a stat of the night: USC ranks No. 102 nationally in team sacks. The defensive line is not beating anyone on the pass rush and Clancy Pendergast needs to blitz more if he wants to pressure quarterbacks.

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