The South division of the Pac-12 is loaded with talent, whoever emerges could punch their ticket to the playoff.
Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford’s comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 Saturday.
Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California 79-71 Sunday to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.
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.