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Colorado safety Shilo Sanders not expected to play against Caleb Williams, No. 8 USC: report

The Colorado Buffaloes are facing their first test of adversity on Saturday as No. 8 USC rolls into Boulder. 

The Buffaloes are coming off a massive defeat against Oregon, looking thoroughly outclassed in Deion Sanders’ Pac-12 debut. The Ducks took a 35-0 lead into halftime and defeated Colorado 42-6. 

Colorado Buffaloes before a game against Oregon

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders before the runout to take on the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium September 23, 2023.  (Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

One of college football’s top offensives now comes to town, and Colorado is expected to be without one of its best defensive players. 

Shilo Sanders looks on field

Colorado Buffaloes safety Shilo Sanders (21) warms up during a PAC-12 conference football game between the Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks on September 23, 2023, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Trojans, led by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams, lead the country in points per game (55.0) and are third in the nation in yards per game (569.3). 

“The kid is a playmaker,” Coach Sanders said of Williams. “He’s the epitome of class and confidence in what he brings to the table. He makes plays. He makes that team go. He’s a handful.”

USC and Colorado kickoff at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX. 

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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