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USC football tops Colorado to clinch Pac-12 South Division

By in Press Enterprise on November 12, 2017

By Joey Kaufman

BOULDER, Colo. — If USC was to clinch the Pac-12 South championship on Saturday afternoon, it was not guaranteed to be easy.

Throughout most of this season, the Trojans have seesawed with teams, relinquishing late leads or overcoming deficits in a flurry of fourth-quarter finishes.

Dramatics this time threatened at Colorado.

The No. 11 Trojans, who once led the contest by as many as 27 points, saw their lead twice whittled to a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, before prevailing for a 38-24 victory and securing a South Division title.

  • USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., back, pulls in a pass for a touchdown over Colorado defensive back Isaiah Oliver in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • Colorado defensive back Dante Wigley, back, tackles USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. after he pulled in a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado defensive back Dante Wigley, back, tackles USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. after he pulled in a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, front left, is tackled by Colorado defensive backs Isaiah Oliver, back left, and Trey Udoffia after pulling in a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, front left, is tackled by Colorado defensive backs Isaiah Oliver, back left, and Trey Udoffia after pulling in a pass in the first half of an NCAA college […]    

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