Colorado Buffalos vs. USC Trojans Showdown Looms: Injury Clouds Travis Hunter’s Status

Implications for Pac-12 Conference on the Line as Key Players Remain in Question

In a highly anticipated matchup this weekend between the Colorado Buffalos and the USC Trojans, both teams face critical moments. The Trojans, fresh off a narrow victory against Arizona State, are eager to maintain their momentum. In contrast, the Buffalos are still reeling from a demoralizing loss to the Oregon Ducks.

This game carries immense significance for both sides, with potential repercussions for the future of the Pac-12 Conference. The outcome remains uncertain for Colorado, as the availability of their standout player, Travis Hunter, hangs in the balance. Hunter missed the previous game against Oregon due to injury, but he is determined to make a return against USC. He personally reached out to Colorado’s head coach, Deion Sanders, to express his intentions for the upcoming week. While Hunter’s commitment to playing is evident, Sanders has hinted that his star player may not be ready to face USC. As the week progresses, we await further developments on Hunter’s status.

“I need to play this week,” Hunter said. “We need to get everything we can so I can get back on the field. I’m not taking no for an answer.”


Whether Hunter suits up or not, his absence could be a game-changer. The Trojans should not underestimate the Buffalos, even in his absence. The key to victory lies in their preparedness, as the Buffalos, stung by their recent humiliating defeat, are poised to bounce back with unwavering determination.

“No, you ain’t ready and I care about you more than I care about this game,” Sanders responded. “You’re gonna change the game of football one day when you’re healthy and ready. Your future is brighter than mine ever will be or ever was. Relax and get healthy. I love you, son.”


Last week’s crushing loss has put the Buffalos’ pride on the line, making them a formidable adversary. USC, aiming for an undefeated season, must be on high alert. Any complacency on their part could lead to a shocking upset at the hands of the resurgent Buffalos. The fate of this crucial matchup hangs in the balance, and college football fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome.

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