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Game rewind: Stanford


The set-up: After losing to Stanford last year on the road in Palo Alto, the Trojans aimed to knock off the No. 4 ranked Cardinal on their home turf. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum served as the host site of ESPN’s College Game Day and added to the anticipation of the matchup between the two […]

USC drops triple-overtime thriller to Stanford


A hushed silence fell over an announced sellout crowd of 93,607 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. For four quarters and nearly three overtimes, No. 20 USC fought, scratched and clawed with No. 4 Stanford in a back-and-forth affair. In the third overtime, junior tailback Curtis McNeal took a handoff, on the verge of bringing […]

Defense keeps Notre Dame at bay as USC tops Irish 31-17


The momentum had briefly shifted in Notre Dame’s favor. The Fighting Irish had marched 71 yards down the field on their first possession of the second half to the USC 1-yard line almost seamlessly, on the verge of tying the game at 17. But quarterback Dayne Crist, who had replaced starting signal caller Tommy Rees […]