Although Southern California is out of the national title race, the Trojans’ schedule puts them in position for a big finish to coach Steve Sarkisian’s debut season. At the same time, the Cal is looking for a signature win to cap off a solid rebound season following a one win campaign a year ago.
Nelson Agholor had two of USC’s three punt returns for touchdowns and Javorius Allen scored three times on seven touches to help the Trojans beat California for the 10th straight time, 62-28 on Saturday.
Aaron Bright scored seven of his game-high 16 points in the final 4:43 of play to help Stanford beat Southern California 51-43 Saturday.
Jeanette Pohlen scored 21 points and dished out a season-high 12 assists and No. 4 Stanford beat Southern California 95-51 on Saturday to win its 10th straight game since a pair of road defeats at DePaul and Tennessee last month.
Matt Barkley passed for 352 yards and a school record-tying five touchdowns, and Southern California roared to a 42-point halftime lead while snapping its first losing streak in nine years with a 48-14 victory against California on Saturday.