The Colorado Buffaloes are heading down the homestretch, and if they want any chance of playing in a bowl game this season, they need to take care of business against the USC Trojans in their final home game of the year.

That won’t be easy, though, as the 6-3 Trojans are 16-point favorites over the 4-6 Buffs. And given that the Buffs have lost five of their last six games, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone picking CU for the upset. That said, crazier things have happened, right?

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s run down the five things you need to know before CU takes on USC:

It’s on Friday and it’ll be on ESPN2

Whatever you do, don’t wake up on Saturday morning expecting to watch the Buffaloes; you will have already missed it.

Once again, the University of Colorado will be playing a night game, but this time the Buffs will be nationally televised on ESPN2 Friday night. So go kickoff your weekend right, with a big game at Folsom.