Tunnel Vision: Trojans trounce Buffaloes and are one win away from playing for Pac-12 championship
Sunday night Tunnel Vision is back with USCFootball.com's Ryan Abraham along with intern Jack Smith and special contributor Anthony Gharib breaking down the Trojans Friday night victory over the Colorado Buffaloes in the Coliseum. USC started off slow with just 8 yards of offense in the third quarter, trailing CU 3-2 after the first 15 minutes of the game. But the Trojans turned it on, scoring 24 unanswered points heading into halftime en route to a dominating 55-17 win.
With the two big rivalry games looming, USC needed to get some momentum going and an overmatched Colorado squad was just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately for the Trojans the win came at a cost with the team's top running back and emotional leader Travis Dye going down with a leg injury. Dye was mobbed by the entire team on the field before he was carted off and after the game head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that Dye would be done playing for the season, but would still be contributing to the team in other ways.
The guys talk about what Lincoln Riley had to say after the game, how Alex Grinch assessed the defensive performance and what the players talked about including Dye's leadership, Tuli Tuipulotu's production and Calen Bullock's athletic interception.