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The bang-up Colorado Buffs showed great rhythm and poise on the open drive of Friday nights game against No. 21 USC. Their opening drive at home, brought them any early 7-0 lead, but there was only one problem said coach Jon Embree, there was "about 58 minutes left".
After the Buffs opening drive things fell apart as the strong USC offense, lead by Matt Barkley, took the field. Barkley throw a school-record six touch downs and breezed USC to an easy 42-17 win.
The Buffs (1-9, 0-6 Pac-12) have struggled with countless injuries, and strong conference play. The Buffaloes have yet to win at home this year and only have one more change at Folsom Field. Unfortunately they face yet another extremely talented Quarterback, Nick Foles of Arizona.
Colorado did receive a boost on offense with the return of receiver Paul Richardson and tailback Rodney Stewart. Stewart accounted for 155 yards of offense on 21 carries and six catches. He surpassed position coach Eric Bieniemy as the school's all-time leader in all-purpose yards with his performance Friday.
However it held little consolation. "I'm kind of down right now. I'm proud of myself, but at the same time we still have a lot of stuff we need to work on. The season is not over." Stewart said on his teams performance.
Next week the Buffs face Arizona for their last home game this season. With a lot riding on this game Colorado will be putting it all on the line.