Stanford enters Saturday's game against USC as huge underdogs. The No. 21 Cardinal look to upset the No. 2 Trojans this year without the likes of Andrew Luck. On paper, it seems unlikely, but Stanford has had USC's number, beating them three consecutive times.
The Trojans have assembled one of their most promising teams in years and look to bulldoze their way through the Pac-12. The Cardinal, on the other hand, simply want to prove that they can still contend in the conference and would love to spoil USC's season.
Stanford will have to play a near-perfect game to have a chance at winning, and here are the keys for doing so.