The Colorado Buffaloes have lost 31 of 35 Pac-12 games since joining the conference in 2011.
Marcus Mariota got his curtain call at Autzen Stadium. With the 44-10 victory already in hand Saturday against Colorado, No. 3 Oregon sent its Heisman-hopeful quarterback out for the first snap of the fourth quarter.
Life was anything but good against USC for Colorado (2-5, 0-4), which carried over none of the improvement from one score defeats in its last two Pac-12 games.
Scottsdale Community College quarterback Jordan Gehrke has signed a letter of intent to attend Colorado this fall.