The story had been building all week: what if USC's chance to upset No. 5 Stanford came down to a game winning field goal? Would Andre Heidari be able to hit it? The Trojans beat Stanford 20-17 on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES So much in the Coliseum on Saturday night was predicated on a chance.
For interim head coach Ed Orgeron, his was the chance to prove he could lead a team to victory over a top-5 opponent and he wasn't just a quick fix to a bad situation.
For the USC Trojans it was snapping a four-game losing streak to No. 4 Stanford.
For Andre Heidari, it was a chance at redemption...
Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play, and Southern California's stalwart defense repeatedly came up big in a 20-17 victory over No. 4 Stanford on Saturday night.
Cody Kessler passed for 288 yards for the revitalized Trojans (8-3, 5-2 Pac-12), who earned their fifth win in six games under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
USC's remarkable defensive performance...
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November 17, 2013
Andre Heidari redeemed himself in the biggest way possible by nailing a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to help the USC Trojans beat the Stanford Cardinal 20-17 at the Coliseum on Saturday night. Heidari missed an extra point following the Trojans’ first touchdown, meaning Stanford only needed a field goal to tie the […]
Stanford, by virtue of its loss to Utah earlier this season, was already a long shot to have a chance at playing in the BCS National Championship Game. But after tonight’s defeat, the Cardinal are probably going to be on the outside looking in for any of the BCS bowl games. USC, which is now 5-1 since the firing of Lane Kiffin, did the unthinkable and knocked off No. 4 Stanford...
LOS ANGELES As USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron put it, kicker Andre Heidari was "very close" to losing his job following the Trojans loss at Notre Dame.
The competition opened up and Heidari proved he wasn't ready to give up his spot. Last Saturday in the Coliseum, he backed it up in a 4-of-5 performance in the team's win over Utah.
Heidari's four field...
An official at the Hyundai Sun Bowl made a horrible call during the first quarter of the Hyundai Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve when a field goal attempt by USC Trojans kicker Andre Heidari was initially called good even though it was shanked wide left.
The official underneath the left goalpost was in the best position to make the call as to whether the USC field goal attempt...
This is precisely why we have instant replay. During the first quarter of the Sun Bowl between USC and Georgia Tech on Monday, USC kicker Andre Heidari clearly missed what should have been a relatively easy 37-yard field goal. The only problem was the official standing underneath the left upright didn’t see it that way, and he signaled that the kick was good.
After an animated...
MAKING IT RIGHT
USC has decided to lift the two-week practice ban it handed down to reporter Scott Wolf for violating its policy barring media from reporting injury-related news.
USC just can’t keep themselves out of the news these days. Which is usually a good thing. But when all the news seems to be painting the program in a negative light, it certainly isn’t a good thing.
Just in the past month alone, USC has banned visiting teams from conducting walk-throughs at the Coliseum and they have pulled the scholarship of a walk-on player so it could be given...