Originally written November 10, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
USC is 7-3 on the season, but as far as interim head coach Ed Orgeron is concerned, Saturday's visit from Stanford will mark game No. 6 of the Trojans' "new season." The previous five games have been nothing like the first five games to start the 2013 season. Just take a look at the Trojans' 62-28 win at Cal, for example. USC was without two of its top front seven players, Leonard Williams (shoulder) and Morgan Breslin (hip), and limited the Golden Bears offense to 288 passing yards, below their average of 351.1 entering the game, which was third in the conference. For the first time in his career, De'Von Flournoy led the team in receiving yards, catching three passes for 63 yards. After his three touchdown performance the previous week at Oregon State, Buck Allen found the endzone three more times in Berkeley -- twice on the ground and once through the air. Allen averaged 27.4 yards per touch in the Trojans win at Memorial Stadium. In two of the Troj...
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