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Submitted at 9/15/2012 11:25:43 PM
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesStepfan Taylor (33) celebrateswith Cardinal teammates afterscoring a touchdown againstU.S.C.Even without Andrew Luck,Stanford still had every answerfor Matt Barkley and SouthernCalifornia.California’s Keenan Allen duringa 35-28 loss to Ohio State.Josh Nunes threw a go-ahead 37-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz,Stepfan Taylor ran for 153 yardsand scored two touchdowns, andNo. 21 Stanford upset second-ranked U.S.C., 21-14, on Saturdaynight for its fourth straight win inthis series.Barkley, a Heisman Trophyhopeful, threw for 254 yards and2 interceptions while completingonly 20 of 41 passes. He wassacked twice on the final drive forthe Trojans (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) andthrew out of bounds on a final,desperate heave on fourth-and-39from U.S.C.’s 25-yard line.Coming out of a two-year bowlban, U.S.C. had national titlehopes. Now the Trojans will haveto climb out of a hole to get there.A sold-out crowd at StanfordStadium rushed the field, tossingstreamers and jumping in a wildcelebration at midfield withStanford Coach David Shaw andplayers caught in the middle of the mess. The Cardinal (3-0, 1-0)are 3-0 for the third straightseason for the first time since1970-72 and have their longestwinning streak ever againstU.S.C.Barkley has beaten everyconference team but is 0-4 againstStanford. The only chance he hasfor revenge against the Cardinalnow is a rematch in the Pac-12title game.Stanford’s Jordan Williamsonmissed field goals of 47 and 23yards and had a 51-yarder blockedby T. J. McDonald. With adefense that flustered Barkley anda new quarterback who found hisfooting late, the kicker whomissed three field goals in theFiesta Bowl loss to OklahomaState last season could smile inthe pile with everybody else.L.S.U. 63, IDAHO 14 RonaldMartin and Lavar Edwards eachintercepted deflected passes andreturned them for scores, and No.
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