Colorado Buffaloes Fall Short to USC

The Colorado Buffaloes lost a great opportunity to become bowl eligible with their 27-24 loss to the USC Trojans.
The Buffaloes lost a great opportunity to become bowl eligible with their 27-24 loss to USC.

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

The Colorado Buffaloes came out and hit USC right in the mouth! They were beating USC to the punch on offense and defense. They had them by 14 points in the half. Cody Kessler looked like he was asleep at the wheel. The Buffaloes defense played fierce for the first quarter and a half and then the bottom fell out of the plan. Let’s take a look at how the game turned to a 27-24 Buffaloes loss.

Buffaloes Offense
The Buffs lost starter Sefo Liufau in the first half and Coach Mike MacIntyre brought in Freshman Cade Aspay. Apsay played a little shaky in his first series under center but showed growth with every snap afterwards. He finished with 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Nelson Spruce caught his 22nd career touchdown tying Scotty McKnight for most in school history. “It was right there, but it’s kind of been the story of the season,” Spruce said. “We weren’t able to finish.”

Buffaloes Defense
Delvon Simmons blocked a field goal to keep it close. The defense looked like the NFL Denver Broncos in the first half half but fell off in the latter part of the game.The Buffaloes will be a good defensive team when they start killing mosquitoes with axes! The Buffs cornerbacks has to get a dog mentality in the 4th quarter. JuJu Smith-Schuster looked like “Megatron” against the smaller corners the whole game.

My Observation
You have to win six games to become bowl eligible. The Buffs should already achieved that four games ago. I can’t see them beating Washington State and Utah in back to back games. If the games ended in the second quarter the Buffs would be undefeated, but you play four quarters. Like my old man says, “Big horses run fast, but don’t run long!”