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Get ready for a Pac-12 battle as the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. After these two teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
When you finish with 279 more yards than your opponent like Stanford did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They made easy work of the Colgate Raiders and carried off a 41-10 win. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 28-7. RB E.J. Smith was the offensive standout of the game for the Cardinal, rushing for two TDs and 118 yards on 11 carries. Smith put himself on the highlight reel with an 87-yard TD scramble in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, USC was no stranger to outgunning their opponent yards-wise, either, with 538 yards compared to the Rice Owls’ 280 last week. USC claimed a resounding 66-14 victory over Rice at home. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point USC had established a 59-14 advantage. USC QB Caleb Williams was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 249 yards on 22 attempts in addition to picking up 68 yards on the ground.
The Trojans’ defense was a presence as well, as it collected four interceptions. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-0. Both the Cardinal and USC have easy wins in recent memory. We’ll see which one’s ego takes a hit when they face off.
The @USC_FB offense racked up over 500 yards in the Trojans’ victory over Stanford!#FightOn | @UHC pic.twitter.com/wcm0mB8zUx
#USC 41 – Stanford 28 pic.twitter.com/vDQywpeRrS
#USC leaves the Farm with a 41-28 victory. pic.twitter.com/2na2rpgbjg
Got axed. 🪓@wellsfargo | #FightOn✌️ pic.twitter.com/U6VUwuWh0C
Final from Stanford Stadium.#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/Hpt8vDQ8jG
#PartyInTheBackfield 🎉 pic.twitter.com/Oe3i9HWbYx
#USC offense stalls again. Punt coming up.
.@McKeeTmckee takes it in himself‼️#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/2LcBx4PNRj
Shane Lee stops the bleeding with a sack. Coverage was finally good.
The gashing of the #USC defense continues.
28-yard punt for Ayden Sleep-Dalton. Both of his punts have come in the 4th quarter. Both were not good.
Caleb Williams and Terrell Bynum were not on the same page.#USC will punt for the first time.
In the home stretch in Palo Alto!
Tell us which cup the drink ends up in and you’re entered to win a 12-pack from @AthleticBrewing! pic.twitter.com/3pZNujYUDx
.@cfilk9_ muscles it in for the score 💪 pic.twitter.com/sWrCRXbVAb
Stanford punches it in. 41-20 with PAT pending.
4th and goal for Stanford from the 2. Who can make a play?
One of his other PI’s was bad as well IMO. https://t.co/yhQTletWEv
That might be the 3rd penalty on Mekhi Blackmon. He’s been tested a lot tonight.
Play and get knocked 👊#FightOn✌️ pic.twitter.com/e7YThIPGRJ
Stanford facing 4th down at midfield. Gotta go here.
To the fourth.#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/WjUtJn2w1b
End of 3… #USC up 41 – 14 on Stanford. Cardinal facing a 3rd and 4.
#USC defended the slow mesh well but Stanford ran a reverse off it and picked up 18.
Jonah Monheim was slow to get up after the field goal attempt that puts #USC up 41-14 with 55 seconds to go in the third quarter.
Something to keep an eye on.
42-yard FG attempt is good.#USC up 41-14 with 0:55 left in the 3rd quarter.
Brenden Rice gets called for offensive PI. Had converted on 3rd and short, now USC backed up.
3rd and 17.
No touchdown for Jacobe Covington, but the turnover stands — the fourth created by the #USC defense tonight.
Trojans ball at the 29 yard line.
Former Washington DB Jacobe Covington with the scoop and score for #USC.
Play under review.
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