USC marched out strong with wins in back-to-back sets to open the match, but No. 8 Stanford proved its worth in a game of attrition.
After losing to Stanford, the Trojans are second in the Pac-12 standings.
Dominant Stanford team sweeps Trojans on Northern California road trip.
USC will face Stanford and Cal this weekend in key Pac-12 matchups.
Trojans drop the third set, but finish off the match in a 25-21 fourth set win.
USC beat San Jose State to improve to an 8-3 record.
After struggling in recent competition, the team seeks to work on their cohesion.
The Trojans enter the weekend on a six-match winning streak.
The Trojans are fresh off of back-to-back wins against BYU over the weekend.
The Trojans are coming off a road loss to the Waves Wednesday night.