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2020 WEARESC GAME WEEK GUIDE: COLORADO

COLORADO (2-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-12 South)/ No. 19 USC TROJANS (3-0 overall, 3-0 Pac-12 South)

Nov. 28: 12:30 p.m. PST
Televised: ABC
Radio: KABC AM790   
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 77,500
Surface: Natural Grass

Pac-12 schedule – Week 4

Friday, Nov. 27
Stanford at Cal (1:30 p.m./FOX)
Oregon at Oregon State (4:00 p.m. /ESPN)
Washington at WSU (cancelled due to COVID)

Saturday, Nov. 28
Colorado at USC (12:30 p.m./ABC)

Arizona at UCLA (5:00 p.m./FOX)
Utah at Washington (7:30 p.m./ESPN)

Sunday, Nov. 29
Utah at ASU (cancelled due to COVID)

Note: All above times are Pacific Standard Time.

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 12 1/2 -point favorite over Colorado.

Projected Saturday Los Angeles Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 72 degrees, low of 45 degrees, 22 percent humidity, and 0 precipitation.

The Los Angeles (photo above) weather forecast for Saturday’s noontime kickoff with visiting Colorado is sunny with a high of 72 degrees.



Websites:  https://cubuffs.com/ / https://usctrojans.com/

Series History
USC leads the overall series over Colorado 14-0-0.
Colorado playing USC in Los Angeles is 0-7.

Last Season: Kedon Slovis threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Michael Pittman Jr. with 2:15 left as the Trojans escaped Folsom Field with a 35-31win Friday night over the hard-luck Colorado Buffaloes, who nearly pulled off their first ever victory over the Trojans. See highlights below:

Current players in the NFL (subject to change)

CU: Oliver Isaiah (Falcons); Jimmy Smith (Ravens); Josh Tupou (Bengals); Chidobe Awuzie (Cowboys); Philip Lindsay (Broncos); David Bakhiari (Packers); Mason Crosby (Packers); Kabion Ento (Packers); Juwann Winfree (Packers); Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jaguars); Tidric Thompson (Chiefs); Devin Ross (Patriots); Ken Crawley (Saints); Nate Solder (Giants); Davion Taylor (Eagles); Ahkello Witherspoon (49ers); Daniel Munyer (Titans); Tony Brown (Washington); Steven Montez (Washington).

Former Colorado explosive wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.(photo above) has taken his talents to the NFL and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

USC: Devon Kennard (Cardinals); Xavier Grimble; Iman Marshall (Ravens); Matt Barkley (Bills); Darion Clark (Bears); Porter Gustin; Malcolm Smith (Browns); Tyron Smith, Antwaun Woods (Cowboys); Jurrell Casey (Broncos); Everson Griffen (Raiders); Marcus Martin (Lions); Steven Mitchell Jr. (Texans); Michael Pittman, Marvell Tell lll (Colts); Nelson Agholor (Raiders); Uchenne Nwosu (Chargers); Robert Woods (Rams); Austin Jackson (Dolphins); Cameron Smith (Vikings); Marqise Lee (Patriots); Leonard Williams (Giants); Sam Darnold; Chuma Edoga (Jets); Nickell Robey-Coleman; Deontay Burnett (Eagles); Zach Banner; JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers); Rasheem Green; Jordan Simmons,; Chad Wheeler (Seahawks); Ronald Jones; Aca’Cedric Ware (Buccaneers); Adoree’ Jackson (Titans).

Like he did when he was an All-America defensive tackle at USC, former Trojan Leonard Williams (photo above – No. 99), now is chasing quarterbacks for the NFL’s New York Giants. (Photo by the Empire Sports Media).

Notable College Football Game of Fame Members

CU: Byron White; Joe Romig; Dick Anderson; Bobby Anderson; Alfred Williams; John Wooten; Bill McCartney; Herb Orvis.

One of Colorado’s greatest offensive lineman, John Wooten (photo above), is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

USC: Marcus Allen; Jon Arnett; John Baker; Hal Bedsole; Ricky Bell; Tony Boselli; Tay Brown; Brad Budde; Paul Cleary; Sam Cunningham; Anthony Davis; Morley Drury; John Ferraro; Mike Garrett; Frank Gifford; Mort Kaer; Matt Leinart; Ronnie Lott; Mike McKeever; Dan McMillian; Erny Pinchert; Troy Polamalu; Marvin Powell; Aaron Rosenberg; OJ Simpson; Ernie Smith; Harry Smith; Lynn Swann; Cotton Wilburton; Charles White; Richard Wood; Ron Yary; Charles Young; Howard Jones (HC); John McKay (HC); John Robinson (HC); Mel Hein (AC); Aubrey Devine (AC); Bob Blackman (AC); Rickey Huntley (AC); Ken O’Brien (AC); Don Coryell (AC); RC Slocum (AC); Mike McGee (AD).  

“Jaguar” Jon Arnett (photo above) was not only one of USC’s all-time running back greats, but he’s a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

CU: None

USC: Marcus Allen; Red Badgro; Frank Gifford; Ronnie Lott; Bruce Matthews; Ron Mix; Anthony Munoz; Junior Seau; OJ Simpson; Lynn Swann; Willie Wood; Ron Yary; Troy Polamalu; Al Davis (owner); Joe Gibbs (coach); Mel Hein (coach).

One of the most famous all-time NFL stars is former Trojans running back great Frank Gifford (photo above), who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

CU: Gordon Allot (Senator); Josephine Antoine (opera singer); Benjamin Bailar (U.S. Postmaster General); Hank Brown (Senator); Ralph Carr (Colorado governor); Lynne Cheney (National Endowment for the Humanities); William “Bud” Davis (former Chancellor of LSU); Patricia Elliot (TV and Broadway actress); Chris Fowler (ESPN sportscaster); Michael Gelman (TV producer); Jim Gray (sportscaster); Robert “Bob” Howsam (former owner of the MLB Reds); William Hybi (former President of the U.S. Olympic Committee); Jeanne Jackson (CEO of Banana Republic)

William Jovanovich (publisher of Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich); Richard Knowlton (CEO Hormel Foods Corp.); Larry Linville (actor); Charles Lory (former president of Colorado State University); Theodore Maiman (Developed first laser); Sanford McDonnell (President and CEO of McDonnell Douglas Corp.); Glenn Miller (musician); Jerry McMorris (former owner of the MLB Rockies); William Mooney (actor); Trey Parker and Matt Stone (co-creators of South Park); Robert Redford (actor); Rick Reilly (author, Sports Illustrated); Roy Romer (former Governor of Colorado); Wiley Rutledge (former Supreme Court Justice); Byron White (former Supreme Court Justice); Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer).  

One of Colorado’s most famous alumni is celebrated actor Robert Redford (photo above), who starred in The Way Were, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All The President’s Men, and The Natural.

USC: Neil Armstrong (astronaut); George Lucas (creator of Star Wars); Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.); John Wayne (actor); Will Ferrell (comedian and actor); Frank Gehry (Pritzker Prize-winning architect); Jerry Buss (late owner of Los Angeles Lakers); Gary Anderson (symbol designer); Warren Christopher (former Secretary of State)

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); America Ferrera (actress); Ron Howard (actor/director/producer) and Julie Chen (journalist); Fayez Tarawneh (former Jordanian Prime Minister); Pat Nixon (former first lady); Forest Whitaker (actor); Robert Zemeckis (director, producer, screenwriter); Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).

One of the USA’s most famous legends and USC alumni is astronaut Neil Armstrong (photo above), the first person to walk on the moon.


Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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