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Tarpley's FR sealed 2011 3 OT win
While USC has not been overly fast out of the gate during the Kiffin-Barkley era, the Trojans will be the presumptive preseason favorite for national champion honors. Troy, losers of four of their past five games against Stanford, visits The Farm in Week 3 of the season.
Despite being saddled with NCAA scholarship restrictions, USC has maintained quite a stellar starting 22. Barkley will be heavily touted for the Heisman, and Curtis McNeal, who exploded onto the national scene in the thrilling 2011 Stanford-USC game, returns to lead the running attack.
Oh, and there’s a couple decent WRs on SC—Robert Woods and Marquise Lee, the scariest WR duo in America.
That brings us to the next challenge for Stanford.