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USC beats Colorado, gets fifth-straight win

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Javorius Allen rushed for a career-high 143 yards and three touchdowns to lead USC to a 47-29 victory over Colorado in Boulder on Saturday night.

It was USC’s fifth-straight win as the Trojans improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12. USC is now 6-1 since interim coach Ed Orgeron took over for Lane Kiffin after the fifth game of the season. Colorado dropped to 4-7 and 1-7.

The Trojan offense was methodical for most of the night and crafted a 37-7 lead by the end of the third quarter. However, Colorado made a game of it and put up 22 fourth-quarter points to pull within 11. An onside kick with 3:22 left to play was recovered by USC  and the Trojans then punched it in one last time to put the game on ice.

It was the third 100-yard effort in four games for Allen, who has reinvigorated the USC ground game of late. The Trojans also got 68 yards on six carries from fullback Soma Vainuku, who showed his prowess on special teams by blocking a punt for a safety in the first quarter. Quarterback Cody Kessler was efficient, completing 19 of 28 for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Credit to Colorado for not folding in this one. The Buffaloes are certainly much improved in new Mike MacIntyre’s first season. Freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau was 17 of 33 for 188 yards and two touchdowns and one interception and looks like he has the potential to shine in the future.

But Saturday was all about USC and its renewed vigor. The Trojans were left for dead just a few weeks ago and can now get to 10 wins by beating UCLA next week. Whoever USC decides to hire next season, this is a team that looks ready to make a big move in 2014.

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6 Responses to “USC beats Colorado, gets fifth-straight win”
  1. thekatman says: Nov 24, 2013 2:30 AM

    The heck withe the negativity, sports fans, CEO in 2014.

  2. pdcooper08 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:25 AM

    There’s really only one choice to be made, CEO is the man. Save yourself millions and sign him. It keeps the staff together and he will nail this years upcoming recruit class. It’s very simple!

    ucla week is upon us. It’s pay back and time to get that ass!! Fight on

  3. cometkazie says: Nov 24, 2013 8:34 AM

    I have never particularly liked U$C except when they play ND, but this turnaround is really great for the kids, both on the team and in the school.

    Congrats to them and I hope it continues!

  4. omniusprime says: Nov 24, 2013 8:52 AM

    Orgeron certainly has revived the USC football program and deserves his chance to be the head coach. Exactly what the heck has Jack Del Rio done in football lately anyway? Sorry he may be ex-USC but I’ll take the Ragin’ Cajun before Jack Del Rio for coach. Not to mention that loser from texas A&M, let that clown stay in purgatory.

    Fight On USC!

  5. scbaby2013 says: Nov 24, 2013 8:00 PM

    Fight on coach O!!!!. Beat the bruins

  6. thekatman says: Nov 24, 2013 9:30 PM

    CEO’s USC Football 2.7 has proven that he is a motivator, a fine HC, a game manager and has the unadulterated adoration and respect of his players. You will not find anyone, who is available, to take his place as HC for next year.

    I predict CEO will be the HC next year, and haden will announce it before the bowl game. Itwou ld be so awesome if Haden announced the crowning of Ed Orgeron as USC’s HC before Friday, but I’m thinking it’ll get in the way of the team focus for the bRuin game.

    How about after the game, if it’s a win, at the end of the game when the players are hanging out at the TMB end of the field. Hmmmm.

    Otherwise, he’ll do a. Barkely annoumcement, with all the pomp and cirecumstance.

    Anyways, no matter what… Fght on, sprts fans. Beat the bRuins…. Again, 50-0.

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