LAst Night's Action: Stanford Pummells USC
Stanford Cardinal defeat USC Trojans 55-21. It wasn’t incredulous to think Stanford could beat USC at home. They did it two years ago as a 41-point underdog. But no one thought it would be this epic. On homecoming day, the Trojans gave up the most points in their 121-year history to Stanford. The Trojans turned the ball over twice in the first quarter resulting in two touchdowns for the Cardinal. Using their power running game fuelled by Toby Gerhart the Cardinal responded each time the Trojans cut the lead to seven. The game went back and forth this way until the fourth quarter when Richard Sherman intercepted a Matt Barkley pass for a pick-six to ice away the game with 11:41 left. This was the worst margin of defeat for the Trojans at home since 1966’s shutout by #1 Notre Dame 51-0. The Trojans are now out of contention for the Pac-10 title thanks to Pete Carroll’s first loss in November. At fifth place in the Pac-10 they are looking at the Las Vegas Bowl or Poinsettia Bowl.
UCLA Bruins defeat Washington State Cougars 43-7. Bruins fullback Chane Moline rushed the ball three times which only netted 25 yards. However those three touches also yielded three touchdowns. Moline would also get seven receptions for 60 yards and quarterback Kevin Prince chewed up the Wazzu’s defense. Prince went 27-for-40 for 315 yards and a touchdown pass while he also rushed for a 68 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The Cougars were shut down outgained 557-180 yards of offense. The Bruins are now 5-5 needing one more win to become bowl eligible.
LA Kings defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 (SO). The Kings sure did bounce back a night after a horrible night in Atlanta holding on to a shootout win. Anze Kopitar scored the only goal in the shootout while Jonathan Quick saved all three Lightning shots.
Detroit Red Wings defeat Anaheim Ducks 7-4. After the Ducks managed to tie the game at four in the third period, the Red Wings score three more to end the game. The Ducks have lost three in a row and five straight on the row.
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