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Colorado 23-point underdogs against USC

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The Buffaloes look to keep their slim bowl chances alive with a win over the Trojans.

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Now that the Colorado Buffaloes have gotten over the conference win hump they now turn their attention to the USC Trojans for their home finale. While unlikely, with wins over USC and Utah in their final two contests the Buffs would become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2007 season.

After initially opening up at 21.5 the line on the game has now risen to 23. This is the fourth smallest conference line for the Buffaloes, after being one-point favorites against Cal and 12 and 13 point underdogs against Oregon State and Arizona respectively. For the Trojans this is their highest point spread since the opening weekend road game against Hawaii.

The Trojans had an ugly start to their season that ultimately led to the firing of head coach Lane Kiffin. Since that point they have won five of six games with Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron, beating Oregon State on the road and #4 Stanford at home and only losing to Notre Dame 14-10 on the road. The team is still in the race for a Pac-12 South title and Orgeron is starting to get mentioned as a potential, although not likely, permanent head coach possibility.

Kickoff against USC on Saturday is 7:30 p.m. MT.

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