It’s Week Two of the 2019 college football season and SI is taking a look at some of the sport’s best rivalries. This week, the Stanford Cardinal and USC Trojans face off at the LA Coliseum to extend a rivalry that’s more than a century in the making. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg breaks down this week’s battle in LA.
With the USC Trojans losing starting quarterback J.T. Daniels in week one, their season was already in jeopardy. However, backup Kedon Slovis shined in USC’s win over Stanford. SI college football writer Laken Litman says that while it’s too soon to tell if Slovis will follow Sam Darnold’s footsteps, there is a reason to be optimistic in LA.