TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 29: Josh Ford #29 of the Colorado Buffaloes rushes the football against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Buffaloes 48-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

USC Vs. Colorado: Matt Barkley's Six Touchdown Passes Breaks USC Record In 42-17 Rout

USC rolled up 561 total yards as Colorado dropped to 1-9 on the season.

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Postgame Injury Report: Brady Daigh Suffers Wrist Injury

Although it probably wouldn't have made much of a difference in slowing down the impressive Matt Barkley, CU did suffer two key injuries to its depleted defensive unit in the loss to USC. According to the Denver Post, both freshman middle linebacker Brady Daigh and freshman safety Kyle Washington were injured in the first half and unable to return to the game:

Colorado freshman Brady Daigh, who started at middle linebacker, injured his wrist in the first quarter and did not return. Safety Kyle Washington suffered a possible concussion breaking up a pass in the second quarter and didn't return.

The injury to Daigh will be important to monitor, as he only recently started to see more playing time following a season-ending knee injury to Doug Rippy. Washington was a surprise starter this week after starting safety Ray Polk had a setback in his recovery from a concussion.

For the latest information regarding these injuries, be sure to visit The Ralphie Report. SB Nation College Football has all the key news for fans.

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USC Vs. Colorado Final Score: Trojans Roll Over Buffaloes, 42-17

The Colorado Buffaloes were close on Friday night. Maybe not close to defeating the USC Trojans, but at least close to competing with them for a full 60 minutes. Taking solace in almost competing with your opponent isn't a great place to be as a program, but it's the reality for Colorado right now, and though the scoreboard doesn't reveal it, there were some encouraging moments in the Buffs' 42-17 loss. Take, for instance, quarterback Tyler Hansen, who completed under 50% of his passes on the night, but who threw two pretty touchdown passes and did not turn the ball over. Or maybe take the Buffs defense, already shorthanded, who held USC scoreless for much of the third quarter while the game was still in doubt. It wasn't an impressive showing by Colorado's D— they did give up six touchdown passes, 7.3 yards per carry and 561 total yards— but they stood up to the Trojans when the game still meant something, and that, as they say, might be something to build on.

For USC, it was a night when they looked like the USC of old. QB Matt Barkley, in fact, looked like no Trojan ever as he threw for six scores, breaking the USC record for touchdown passes in a single game. USC spread the ball around, showcasing the playmakers that now abound in Lane Kiffin's offense. The Trojans offense was so balanced on Friday night that their two leading receivers and rushers put up almost identical lines: WRs Robert Woods and Marqise Lee finished with nine receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns and 10 receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns, respectively, while RB Amir Carlisle's 10 rushes for 88 yards and a touchdown mirrored RB Curtis McNeal's 10 rushes for 86 yards and a touchdown.

USC moves to 7-2 on the year, while Colorado drops to a ghastly 1-9 in 2011. Head coach Jon Embree will try and sell the year as the ultimate rebuilding process, but the Buffs are staring 1-12 on the face, and it's hard to gift wrap that hunk of coal.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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Matt Barkley: Six Touchdown Passes Breaks USC School Record

If Matt Barkley ever dreamed of breaking the USC school record for touchdown passes in a single game, he probably didn't picture doing it with a screen pass on a Friday night in Boulder, Co. But that's exactly what happened with 7:06 to go in the fourth quarter, as Barkley hit running back Amir Carlisle on a middle screen for a 19-yard touchdown to put USC up 42-17 and effectively ice Friday night's game. 

Barkley's first four touchdown passes came in the first half, on passes to WR Marqise Lee (twice), WR Robert Woods and TE Xavier Grimble. Towards the end of a stagnant third quarter, Barkley hit Woods for the second time of the game, giving Barkley five touchdowns on the night and bringing him into a tie for the Trojan record for touchdown passes in a single game. Thanks to sanctions from the NCAA, Barkley won't be leading his team into a bowl game this season, but tonight will probably be something he cherishes for a long time.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Score Update: Tyler Hansen's Second TD Pass Narrows Trojan Lead To 35-17

If Colorado does indeed fall short vs. USC tonight, it won't be QB Tyler Hansen's fault. Hansen threw a touchdown pass to WR Toney Clemons with 11:19 left in the game to bring CU to within three scores. Colorado has faltered in red zone all night, but on third down Hansen threw a beautiful fade pass down the far sideline to Clemons, who caught the ball in the end zone with just enough room to spare.

It's the second touchdown tonight for both Hansen and Clemons, the latter of which is overshadowing the return of star Buffs receiver Paul Richardson. Their first hook up of the night, a 37-yard pass, opened the scoring and gave the Buffaloes a brief lead over the Trojans. It's safe to say that if Colorado is going to stage a miracle comeback tonight, Hansen and Clemons might have to get the ball into the end zone a few more times.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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Matt Barkley Hits Robert Woods For 5th Touchdown Pass Of Game

After getting dissected by USC QB Matt Barkley for four first half touchdowns, Colorado's defense was holding strong towards the end of the third quarter. But with 2:23 to go, and with USC facing a 3rd and 12, Barkley connected with wide receiver Robert Woods for a 45 yard touchdown. The Buffaloes had sacked Barkley on the previous play, and on third down he was flushed out of the pocket and rolled to his right. Initially it appeared as if no receivers were open, but Woods freelanced upon Barkley's scramble, and he darted behind the Buff's defense and caught a beautiful deep ball as he crossed into the end zone to give the Trojans a 35-10 lead.

Barkley's five touchdowns are a career high, and he joins various Trojan quarterbacks— including Carson Palmer and Mark Sanchez— to have accomplished his feat. For his part, Woods, who is probably the best receiver in the Pac-12, now has 130 yards and two touchdowns. It's his sixth 100-plus yard receiving game of the season.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Halftime Score: Matt Barkley Throws Four TD Passes For 28-10 Trojans Lead

The USC Trojans have jumped out to a 28-10 lead at halftime against the Colorado Buffaloes. Quarterback Matt Barkley threw four touchdown passes in the first half to score 28 straight points. He finished the half with 17-of-27 passing for 195 yards.

However, Barkley did falter late in the second quarter when he threw an interception at his own 28-yard line. The Buffs took it back to the eight-yard line but were only able to get a field goal out of it.

Tyler Hansen was just 9-of-20 for 157 yards and one touchdown pass. He connected with Toney Clemons for a 37-yard touchdown pass. Clemons has his first 100-yard receiving yard game with four catches for 101 yards. Rodney Stewart is now the career leader in all-purpose yards after gaining 23 yards on the ground and 53 receiving. He needed just 41 yards to take the lead.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Score: Matt Barkley Fires Off 3rd TD Pass

The Colorado Buffaloes' brief euphoria from a 7-0 lead has crashed into the fiery pit of despair after USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley has thrown three touchdown passes for a 21-7 lead. Barkley just threw his third touchdown pass after starting with a short field. Colorado punted from its own 13-line and gave the Trojans just 52 yards to work with.

Curtis McNeal picked up 32 yards on the ground for the Trojans, including a 21-yard run that put the Trojans at Colorado's 15-yard line. Barkley found Robert Woods a couple of plays later in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Woods and Marqise Lee have combined for nine receptions, 125 receiving yards and two touchdown passes with just four minutes left in the second quarter.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Update: Matt Barkley's 2nd TD Pass Has Trojans In 14-7 Lead

After the Colorado Buffaloes and the USC Trojans exchanged touchdown passes on their respective first drives of the game, scoring dried up in the first quarter. With two two minutes left in the first quarter, Matt Barkley had the Trojans at his own 15-yard line as a result of an illegal block on the punt return. Barkley and Robert Woods connected on a 16-yard catch that moved up to the 50-yard line as a result of a Buffs personal foul.

Barkley then threw two straight passes to Marqise Lee, including a 32-yard catch. That brought an end to the first quarter. The Buffs started things out with a pass interference penalty that placed the Trojas at the five-yard line. Barkley threw his second touchdown pass with a five-yard throw to Xavier Grimble.

The Trojans are up, 14-7, with 12:30 left on the clock in the second quarter.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Score: Tyler Hansen TD Pass Puts Buffs On Board, But Matt Barkley Counters With Own

The Colorado Buffaloes have jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against the USC Trojans after a Tyler Hansen touchdown pass. The Buffs started on their own 31-yard line and Hansen led the drive with some nice passing. He threw two completions for 11 and 14 yards to Rodney Stewart and Toney Clemons. After Stewart followed with two rushes for a total of seven yards, Hansen connected with Clemons for a 37 yard touchdown pass. The Buffs needed just three minutes to complete the six-play, 69 yard drive.

However, USC's Matt Barkley led the Trojas down the field from his own 20-yard line and found Marqise Lee for a 33-yard touchdown. The game is now tied at seven after nearly six minutes have ticked off the clock.

Have the Buffs already peaked?

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

Colorado is still looking for its first Pac-12 win.

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USC Vs. Colorado: Curtis McNeal Slated To Start At RB For Trojans

The Colorado Buffaloes are likely to have star running back Rodney Stewart playing again after a two week absence, but the USC Trojans won't have theirs back. Marc Tyler is still making his way back to playing shape after a dislocated shoulder happened earlier in October. While he played against Notre Dame and Stanford, Tyler has yet to be cleared to play for this Friday's game.

In Tyler's place, Curtis McNeal will start for the Trojans against the Buffs at Folsom Field, reports Dan Greenspan. And, Greenspan adds, McNeal would be the starter even if Tyler were cleared to play for the game. In his last two games, McNeal has rushed for 118 yards against Notre Dame and for 145 yards in the triple-overtime loss to Stanford.

For more on this game, visit our Colorado blog Ralphie Report and our USC blog Conquest Chronicles. Stick with SB Nation NCAA Football for more on Week 10 in college football.

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College Football Odds, Week 10: Odds Against Colorado Upsetting USC

The Colorado Buffaloes are hosting the USC Trojans on Saturday as they hope to end a current six-game losing streak, but it's going to be an awfully tall hill to climb. According to our partners over at Odds Shark, USC opens as 21-point favorites against Colorado, one of the larger spreads that you're going to see this week.

Coming into this game, USC has essentially all of the advantages despite losing their most recent game to Stanford last Saturday. They're currently 6-2 on the season and haven't played a ranked team other than Stanford, and shouldn't have much trouble outscoring a struggling Buffaloes club.

Colorado has lost six straight games coming into Saturday, and the past four haven't even been remotely close. They have one of the worst point differentials in the nation, averaging about 19 points per game while allowing over 38, and haven't shown many positive signs of late. The game's over/under is currently set at 56.5 points, but part of me wonders if the Trojans could trump that number all on their own.

For more on this game, visit our Colorado blog Ralphie Report and our USC blog Conquest Chronicles. For more odds and lines, visit SB Nation's NCAA Football odds page.

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USC Vs. Colorado: Rodney Stewart, Paul Richardson Could Play Against Trojans On Friday

The Colorado Buffaloes host the USC Trojans on Friday and Paul Richardson and Rodney Stewart might return to action for the game.

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