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Stanford Wins It With A Field Goal To End The Game, 37-35 Against USC

Palo Alto, CA (Sports Network) – Nate Whitaker’s 30-yard field goal at the end of regulation gave No. 16 Stanford a thrilling 37-35 victory over USC in a back-and-forth Pac-10 battle.

The Cardinal (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10), coming off a 52-31 pounding at the hands of Oregon, bounced back by sending the Trojans (4-2, 1-2) to a similar fate, as Washington kicked a game-winning field goal at the buzzer to pull out a 32-31 win at the Coliseum last week.

Allen Bradford’s touchdown gave USC a 35-34 lead with just over a minute on the clock, leaving plenty of time for Stanford to get into field goal range for Whitaker, who had missed a crucial extra point earlier in the fourth quarter.

Andrew Luck finished an efficient 20-of-24 for 285 yards and three touchdowns, a pair going to Doug Baldwin in the win, Stanford’s third over USC in its last four tries.

Matt Barkley also had a prolific day under center as well, completing 28-of-45 passes for 390 yards with three touchdowns to Robert Woods, who ended with an eye-popping 224 yards on 12 receptions in the loss.

The Sports Network
10/09 23:55:02 ET