Colorado taking its lumps

Less than one week after coming up short in the Pac-12's game of the season to this point, the USC Trojans (6-2 overall, 3-2 Pac-12) travel to take on the Colorado Buffaloes (1-8, 0-5) Friday night. The Buffaloes are completing a brutal five-game stretch in which they've played teams with a combined 33-7 record, but should be buoyed by the return of their top two offensive players. The Trojans are hoping to build on a solid performance in a tough loss to Stanford.

• Scoring: 18.8 points per game (No. 12 Pac-12, No. 111 overall)

• Rushing: 90 yards per game (No. 12 Pac-12, No. 114 overall)