The USC Trojans are coming off an emotionally draining 56-48 loss to the Stanford Cardinal last Saturday. In what is being dubbed the ‘game of the year' in the college football, the Trojans fought one of the top teams in the country and their Heisman hopeful quarterback through three overtimes before finally falling in defeat. According to the sportsbooks, USC doesn't have quite the same task ahead of them as they face the Colorado Buffaloes.
The Trojans are currently installed as 21.5 to 22 point favorites (depending on which sportsbook you look at) against Colorado. It looks like Vegas doesn't see an emotional hangover in the Trojans future in what could easily be a trap game.
This is the first-ever meeting within the Pac-12 between USC and Colorado. But USC is 5-0 all-time against the Buffaloes, with their last game played in 2002.
Game date, time: 9:00 pm ET, Friday, November 4th, 2011
Location: Boulder, Colorado
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: USC favored by 22
Series history: USC leads series, 5-0
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