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LAst Night's Action: USC Sunk By Field Goal Again

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#16 Stanford Cardinal defeat USC Trojans 37-35. The second verse was the same as the first. After being unable to stop the Washington Huskies from traveling down the field for a game winning field goal, USC do the same thing again as Andrew Luck and the Stanford offense marched down the field for the game winning 30-yard field goal.

While the Trojan defense was almost nonexistent giving up 478 yards, the Cardinal defense was even worse giving up 498 yards. So it comes as no surprise that it was a score-and-response game with neither team leading by more than a touchdown. In fact Stanford was the first team that blinked when scoring a touchdown to go up 34-28 in the fourth quarter Nate Whitaker failed to make the extra-point kick.

It really did seem like that failed extra-point would come back and bite them as USC drove down from midfield at 4:17 to score a touchdown on Allen Bradford’s three-yard run for the 35-34 lead. But with 1:08 left on the clock with two timeouts available for Stanford, it was too much time for Luck as he drove his team 62 yards for that final field goal.

The hardest hit of the game came after Cardinal’s running back Stepfan Taylor fumbled the ball in the final minute of the first half which was scooped up by Shareece Wright who got jacked up by Luck.