The USC Trojans, ranked No. 21 in the latest Associated Press Poll, enter Friday's game at Colorado needing a win to stay in the Pac-12 South Division race. The Colorado Buffaloes, meanwhile, are just looking for their first conference win. And although the Buffs' odds are long, it's a short week and the Trojans are fresh off a devastating home loss to Stanford in triple overtime. And Lane Kiffin is involved, so you never know.
These two teams haven't met since 2002, when the Trojans beat Colorado, 40-3, in Boulder.
Game time, date: 7:00 p.m. MT, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Southern Cal is favored by 21-1/2 points.
Series history: Southern Cal leads the all-time series, 5-0.
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