USC isn’t getting much love for only beating Syracuse 42-29 on Saturday. Once again, the Trojans failed to cover the 27-point spread and dropped in the coaches poll from second to third.
Despite the lack of confidence in USC over the last two weeks, I think the Trojans will cover their 10-point spread Saturday when they take on Stanford.
A much depleted Cardinal squad was barely able to beat San Jose State in week one, and didn’t do much for their reputation by beating Duke Saturday. A little history on the side of the Trojans: No team in the series, which dates back over 100 years, has beaten the other one four times in a row, and Stanford has won three years running.
Despite all the doubt, it’s going to be difficult for Stanford to stop Matt Barkley, who is leading the nation with 10 touchdown passes.
And without Andrew Luck, who graduated, at the helm, I think the Cardinal will have a hard time keeping the Trojans from getting more than 10 points ahead.