The first takeaway is how rough the injury to tailback Travis Dye impacts USC.
The fact it happened against a 1-8 team is even worse. USC will miss his leadership, his running and just as crucially, his pass blocking.
- The second takeaway is how sluggish Caleb Williams started the game. The interception was poorly thrown. The missed snap was a complete lack of focus. Maybe if you’re going to be out of sync, it’s good to do it against Colorado.
- The third takeway is the defense didn’t really do anything to allay fears about its porous nature. Colorado really offers no offense but did manage a couple drives.
Well, it’s now officially time to focus on UCLA.
UPDATED: Lincoln Riley on Travis Dye: “Don’t expect he’ll play again this year. Don’t expect it to be anything long-term for his career. He’ll be playing on an NFL team next year.”