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    One of the top quarterbacks in college football will be on display when Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans (4-0) visit the Colorado Buffaloes (3-1) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

    The Trojans are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -21.5) versus the Buffaloes. The over/under for this matchup is 73.5 points.

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    Game Info for USC vs. Colorado

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Boulder, Colorado
    • Stadium: Folsom Field
    USC vs Colorado Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    USC -21.5 -110 -109 73.5 -110 -110 -1660 +879

    USC Pick Insights

    • USC has covered the spread twice in four games this season.
    • USC has a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 21.5 points or more this season.
    • USC has hit the over in three of its four games with a set total (75%).

    USC Stats & Insights

    • On offense, USC has been a top-25 unit, ranking third-best in the FBS by totaling 569.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 70th (364.5 yards allowed per game).
    • USC sports the 44th-ranked defense this year (20 points allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking best with 55 points per game.
    • USC ranks 69th in pass defense this year (228 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best in the FBS with 377.3 passing yards per game.
    • USC ranks 35th in run offense (192 rushing yards per game) and 76th in run defense (136.5 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Offensively, USC ranks 31st in the FBS with a 47.4% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 34th in third-down conversion rate allowed (136.5).
    • With six forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) against two turnovers committed (third in the FBS), USC’s +4 turnover margin is the 15th-best in college football.

    USC’s Best Players

    • Williams has compiled 1,200 yards (300 ypg) on 75-of-102 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 71 rushing yards (17.8 ypg) on 21 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • MarShawn Lloyd has carried the ball 39 times for a team-high 349 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner. He’s also tacked on four catches for 67 yards (16.8 per game).
    • This season, Austin Jones has carried the ball 17 times for 142 yards (35.5 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Tahj Washington’s leads his squad with 278 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 10 receptions (out of 11 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Brenden Rice has hauled in 12 receptions totaling 257 yards, finding the end zone five times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Duce Robinson has been the target of 12 passes and racked up eight catches for 186 yards, an average of 46.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Solomon Byrd leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and nine tackles.
    • Jaylin Smith, USC’s top tackler, has 20 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Max Williams leads the team with one interception, while also collecting eight tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended.

    Colorado Betting Insights

    • Colorado is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Colorado is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 21.5-point underdogs.
    • In Colorado’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Colorado Pick Insights

    • Colorado has not been getting things done on defense, ranking eighth-worst with 475.8 total yards allowed per game. It has been more productive on offense, putting up 409 total yards per contest (57th-ranked).
    • Colorado has been sputtering defensively, ranking 20th-worst with 33.3 points given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, putting up 32.5 points per contest (51st-ranked).
    • Colorado ranks 23rd-worst in passing yards allowed per game (269.3), but at least it has been getting things done on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in passing yards per game (353.3).
    • Colorado has been unproductive on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking third-worst in rushing yards (55.8 per game) and 12th-worst in rushing yards allowed (206.5 per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Colorado ranks 39th in the FBS (45.8% third-down conversion percentage) and 105th on defense (45% third-down rate allowed).
    • Colorado owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 15th-best at +4.

    Colorado’s Best Players

    • Shedeur Sanders leads Colorado with 1,410 yards on 130-of-169 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
    • Dylan Edwards is his team’s leading rusher with 28 carries for 157 yards, or 39.3 per game. He’s found the end zone one time on the ground, as well. Edwards has also chipped in with 17 catches for 169 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
    • Anthony Hankerson has racked up 82 yards (on 22 carries).
    • Xavier Weaver has totaled 34 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 461 (115.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 45 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Jimmy Horn Jr. has collected 243 receiving yards (60.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 27 receptions.
    • Travis Hunter has racked up 213 reciving yards (53.3 ypg) this season.
    • Jordan Domineck has two sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Colorado’s top-tackler, Shilo Sanders, has 26 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Cam’Ron Silmon has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 17 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.

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