Found November 14, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Can Stanford's Tyler Gaffney carry the Stanford Cardinal to victory yet again? Photo: USA Today Sports   No. 5 Stanford at USC Saturday, 8:00 PM, ABC Line: Stanford -3 A month and a half ago, this game would have looked like a rout in the making. Not that Stanford was playing like gangbusters to start the season, but USC was a bit of a tire fire, looking listless and directionless overall, but especially on offense. Well, no more. Since the tarmac termination of Lane Kiffin and the ascendance of Ed Orgeron to interim head coach, the USC Trojans look like the program many expect them to be. The talk of scholarship restrictions and punitive NCAA penalties has melted away as the Trojans have won four of their last five games (all in conference) and find themselves only one game back of the Pac-12 South lead with three games to play. The Cardinal are coming off their biggest win of the season in a home victory over the Oregon Ducks. Suddenly, even after a surprising Oct...

USC defense knows what to expect vs. Stanford

LOS ANGELES -- A powerful running attack will take its toll on the opposition in the late stages of a football game. At least, thats the popular opinion. If you ask USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron, it all depends. "(The defense) may be giving the toll," Orgeron said. Orgeron certainly hopes his defense can be the aggressor when they line up on Saturday against No...
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