No. 11 USC at Colorado: TV info, scouting report and prediction
By Joey Kaufman
NO. 11 USC AT COLORADO
When: 1 p.m., Saturday
Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.
TV/Radio: Fox/KTTV Channel 11; 710 AM
Records: USC (8-2, 8-1 in Pac-12); Colorado (5-5, 2-5 in Pac-12)
QB Steven Montez 187-300, 2404 yards, 16 TD, 7 INT
RB Phillip Lindsay 263-1334, 12 TD
WR Shay Fields 45-619, 4 TD
NT Javier Edwards 25 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
Rick Gamboa 78 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
Colorado injury report: OUT: OL Tim Lynott (leg) QUESTIONABLE: CB Isaiah Oliver (leg), Ryan Moeller (leg)
Colorado wins if: Players are extra motivated, left to vie for bowl eligibility in front of their home crowd on Senior Day. … Phillip Lindsay, Colorado’s workhorse running back, is tough to bring down. … The Trojans are hampered by penalties and turnovers.
QB Sam Darnold 222-349, 2869, 22 TD 11 INT
RB Ronald Jones 159-1082, 13 TD
WR Deontay Burnett 63-832, 8 TD
DT Rasheem Green 35 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 4 QB hurries
OLB Uchenna Nwosu 55 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 9 pass break-ups, 7 QB hurries
USC injury report: OUT: LB Porter Gustin (toe) QUESTIONABLE: DE Christian Rector (hand), CB Iman Marshall (knee), Tyler Petite (shoulder) OLB Juliano Falaniko (thigh) PROBABLE: LT Toa Lobendahn (knee), TE Josh Falo (foot), RB Vavae Malepeai (Knee), K Chase McGrath (groin)
USC wins if: A Ronald Jones-led running attack takes advantage of the Buffaloes’ rush defense, which has struggled this season, ranking second to last in the Pac-12, giving up 199 yards per game. … USC’s defense, which had a nation-best 34 sacks through 10 weeks and 11 in its past two wins, continues to put pressure on quarterbacks. … No inclement hits Boulder, Colo. on Saturday afternoon.
USC 38, Colorado 24