Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play, and USC’s stalwart defense repeatedly came up big in a 20-17 upset of the Cardinal on Saturday night.
Lane Kiffin, you might remember, is the same guy who thought he could teach the late Al Davis a thing or two about football when hired by the Oakland Raiders as the youngest head coach in the NFL’s modern era.
Steve Sarkisian said he wouldn’t comment about “hypothetical scenarios” involving USC’s coaching job and that this situation provides a chance to prove his team can avoid the outside chatter heading into Saturday’s showdown at No. 5 Stanford.
Allen Crabbe scored 10 of his 23 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes and California came back from 15 points down in the second half to beat Southern California 76-68 on Sunday night.
Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off a late Southern California rally to beat the Trojans 72-64 on Sunday.
With Andrew Luck no longer around to match Matt Barkley, the No. 21 Cardinal (2-0) must find a way to slow second-ranked Southern California’s passing game Saturday night in a rematch of last season’s triple-overtime thriller.
Ariya Crook scored all 11 points in the last 1:32 of overtime to rally Southern California to a 76-75 victory against California on Saturday night.
Allen Crabbe converted three free throws with 8.4 seconds left as Cal earned a hard-fought 53-49 victory over Southern California on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Toni Kokenis added 15 and No. 4 Stanford pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat Southern California 61-53 Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Stanford’s defense preserved its 16-game winning streak by forcing Curtis McNeal’s fumble into the end zone to finish a 56-48 victory over No. 20 Southern California on Saturday night.