It feels like a nightmare. USC fell to Stanford 21-14 for the fourth straight year. However, that score doesn’t really tell the whole story. Stanford really won this game by a score of 67-14.
USC’s ineptitude on both sides of the ball – most markedly on the O-line and in the rushing game – marked them as failures from nearly the opening kick off.
The Trojans played sloppy, never looked sharp and certainly didn’t look like a No. 2 team. They’ve fallen to No. 13 in the most recent AP poll and frankly, that seems too high.
Clearly Stanford has USC’s number and USC cannot mount an effective game plan against the system the Cardinal runs. Also missing – any sort of second half adjustments. Kiffin and his staff seem incapable of adjusting the game plan to suit the actual game.
Let’s take a look at Post Game Grades.