The Colorado Buffaloes struggled to start their Week 5 recreation towards the eighth-ranked USC Trojans however had junior cornerback Omarion Cooper make a serious play.
With a little bit underneath 11 minutes remaining within the first half of the sport, Cooper had an unblocked cornerback blitz and actually put an enormous hit on USC quarterback junior Caleb Williams.
The faculty soccer world reacted to the play with combined reactions, as some folks have been questioning the hit as Cooper didn’t go for the strip sack.
The USC Trojans entered halftime with a 34-14 lead, as they have been in a position to do rather a lot higher than anticipated on the defensive facet of the sphere.
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see how coach Deion Sanders and Lincoln Riley make changes in the course of the break, as that was the one sack within the first half for both workforce.
Can this Omarion Cooper hit give the Colorado Buffaloes life within the second half of this recreation?
The Colorado Buffaloes have to get going right here, as after the Omarion Cooper sack, it appeared as if the Buffaloes have been in a position to get some momentum going.
Nonetheless, the USC Trojans have been in a position to get it again and rating two extra occasions earlier than the half however the offense for Colorado appeared to get a spark earlier than the break.
This recreation actually isn’t over by any stretch, as it’s a 20-point recreation and the Colorado Buffaloes get the ball to start the second half.
Omarion Cooper and the Buffaloes protection must play a bit higher as they allowed 16 first downs within the first half and the Trojans have been 3-of-5 on third down makes an attempt.
Caleb Williams can be 17-of-20 for 260 yards and 4 passing touchdowns and that’s not going to get the job achieved.
USC isn’t just going to at least one receiver both, as 9 completely different gamers have a reception and 4 of them have discovered the tip zone on this recreation.
Williams has extra landing passes than incompletions however after the unimaginable first-quarter dominance by USC, the Buffaloes have been in a position to calm down and make this a recreation.
Whereas it’s actually troublesome to beat a 20-point deficit in a single half of soccer, the Buffaloes have proven the flexibility of their closing drive earlier than the half to get issues going and capped it off with a 25-yard dashing landing by junior quarterback Shedeur Sanders.
On the sphere, Omarion Cooper has two solo tackles and a sack so he has been stepping up.