Colorado will host USC on Saturday September 30th as the 3-1 Buffaloes look to bounce back from their blowout loss to Oregon a week ago. The Trojans are 4-0 and ranked 8th in the nation. Wagerweb has USC favored by -21.5 with a total of 74.
As you’ll see below there have been 13 meetings between these two programs since 2000 and while you won’t find any Colorado wins, you don’t have to go back too far to find some close games.
Head to Head
head-to-head history (lined games): 11/11/2022 Colorado 17 +34.5 at Southern Cal 55 10/ 2/2021 Southern Cal 37 - 9.5 at Colorado 14 10/25/2019 Southern Cal 35 -11.5 at Colorado 31 10/13/2018 Colorado 20 + 7.0 at Southern Cal 31 11/11/2017 Southern Cal 38 -13.5 at Colorado 24 10/ 8/2016 Colorado 17 + 5.5 at Southern Cal 21 11/13/2015 Southern Cal 27 -17.0 at Colorado 24 10/18/2014 Colorado 28 +20.0 at Southern Cal 56 11/23/2013 Southern Cal 47 -22.5 at Colorado 29 10/20/2012 Colorado 6 +40.5 at Southern Cal 50 11/ 4/2011 Southern Cal 42 -21.0 at Colorado 17 9/14/2002 Southern Cal 40 + 3.0 at Colorado 3 9/ 9/2000 Colorado 14 + 7.0 at Southern Cal 17 average outcome: Southern Cal 38.2 Colorado 18.8 margin = -19.38 time-weighted average outcome: Southern Cal 39.0 Colorado 20.3 margin = -18.69 average result when the home team is Colorado Southern Cal 38.0 Colorado 20.3 margin = -17.71 average result when the home team is Southern Cal Colorado 17.0 Southern Cal 38.3 margin = 21.33 36.36 % of games went Over 50.00 % went Over at Colorado average total points per game = 56.92 time-weighted average total = 59.26 the home team covered 53.85 % of the time the road team covered 46.15 % of the time Ave ATS differential = -1.42 the favorite covered 53.85 % of the time the underdog covered 46.15 % of the time Ave ATS differential = -2.65 the favorite won SU 92.31 % of the time Southern Cal covered 61.54 % of the time Colorado covered 38.46 % of the time Colorado covered 42.86 % of the time at home Colorado covered 50.00 % of the time as home underdogs
Deion – Good Coach or a Mirage?
All eyes will be on Deion Sanders and his Buffaloes this Saturday as the college football world tunes in to see how the Buffs (and Deion) respond to the ass kicking they received in Oregon last week.
When you look at the series history above you’ll find a 5 game stretch of close games between 2015 and 2019. That shows us the Buffs can recruit the talent to at least compete with USC.
Good coaches make adjustments. Good coaches instill pride in their players. Good coaches rarely get blown off the field in back to back weeks. Is Deion Sanders a good coach or a mirage?
You can’t consider Colorado a paper tiger. They own wins over decent TCU and Nebraska teams and while Colorado State is no powerhouse, the Buffs stuck in there and didn’t quit, coming away with an OT win.
No doubt the Buffs are overmatched once again this week but we look for Sanders to tap into his kids emotions and have them sky high for this home affair as the Buffs keep this one respectable and close enough for the cover on Saturday.