The USC Trojans entered the game as underdogs and deservedly so against the high octane Stanford offense led by quarterback Andrew Luck.
Luck has thus far exposed the Trojan secondary by completing eight of his 11 passes for 129 yards and touchdown. USC has held it’s own against the Cardinal by converting on two turnovers, both fumbles that were recovered by seniors defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback Shareece Wright.
USC Sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley has completed 14 of his 21 passes for 185 yards and touchdown pass to Robert Woods. Woods is leading the USC receivers catching seven passes for 117 yards.
The Trojan’s running game has not solved Stanford’s defense as six different Trojans amassed only 47 total rushing yards on 16 carries, good for a 3.1 yards per rush.
USC will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.