BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Omarion Miller #14 of the Colorado Buffaloes is tackled by cornerback Domani Jackson #1 of the USC Trojans after a catch in the fourth quarter at Folsom Field on September 30, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado.
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Colorado's Omarion Miller Sets Program Record in Breakout Game vs USC

Colorado true freshman WR Omarion Miller had the biggest game of his football career against USC this afternoon.

Miller had no receptions and was listed as the third-string receiver on the initial depth chart to start the season. He only had 11 snaps in the first four games combined, but with an injury to Travis Hunter, Miller has made the most of his opportunities in a short amount of time.

Miller was a consensus 4-star recruit from Vivian, Louisana who was a top 300 recruit and the no. 32 WR in the country. He had offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Miami, Tennesee, LSU, and Arkansas among others. He de-committed from Nebraska last December before he was re-offered by Deion Sanders and Colorado on December 10th and committed on Christmas Eve.

He has made two great catches in the second half for the Colorado offense. He had a sliding touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to bring Colorado within 14 of USC. He also had a great toe-tap catch on the sideline late in the fourth quarter. He was making noise in the preseason as a freshman who could make an impact and was just waiting for the time to do that.

In his first game playing significant snaps, Miller finished with seven catches for 196 yards and one touchdown with a long of 65 yards. He set the Colorado freshman record for receiving yards in a game and was even getting shoutouts on Twitter from players like Chad Ochocinco.

Miller showed that he could be counted on to perform and made the case for getting more snaps as the season continues. Colorado ultimately ended up losing to USC 48-41 and has lost two games in a row after starting the season 3-0.

However, Miller has done enough to earn some more playing time after his breakthrough performance.

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