In a surprising turn of events, USC’s upcoming matchup against Colorado is starting to lose some of its national appeal. The excitement surrounding this game has taken a hit as Colorado faces a setback with an injury to one of its key players.
Over the weekend, during their matchup against Colorado State, Colorado had to endure the loss of their star two-way player, Travis Hunter, who suffered an injury. The incident occurred following an incomplete pass to the sophomore when Hunter took a late hit to his midsection, forcing him to be rushed to the hospital.
Providing an update on Hunter’s condition, head coach Deion Sanders shared the unfortunate news that the talented player is expected to miss the team’s next three games. USC is set to clash with Colorado in Boulder just two weeks from now, and this game has been highly anticipated, especially after it was announced as a part of FOX’s nationally broadcasted Big Noon Kickoff lineup earlier this week.
The upcoming matchup between USC and Colorado was poised to showcase a showdown between two top Heisman Trophy candidates. USC’s quarterback, Caleb Williams, is making a strong case to become a back-to-back Heisman winner, as he has kicked off this season in a similar fashion to how he concluded the previous year. On the other hand, Colorado boasts both Travis Hunter and Sheduer Sanders, who have been making waves in the Heisman conversation.
At present, Sanders ranks in the top five nationally for passing yards, showcasing his prowess as a quarterback. Meanwhile, Travis Hunter has been excelling on both sides of the field, demonstrating his elite skills as both a wide receiver and cornerback.
While USC still has to face Arizona State (ASU) and Colorado is heading to Eugene to take on the Ducks in the coming weeks, football enthusiasts were eagerly looking forward to the clash at Folsom Field two weeks from now. However, with the unexpected injury to Travis Hunter, the dynamics of this exciting matchup have taken a dramatic twist, leaving fans on the edge of their seats, waiting to see how this critical development will impact the game.