After suffering a rough 24-7 loss at the hands of the Kansas State Wildcats last week, the Stanford Cardinal will have an even bigger test in Week 2 college football action. They are set to hit the road for a massive showdown against the No. 14 ranked USC Trojans. While the Cardinal aren't being given much of a chance to win this game, they still will have the chance to quiet all the doubters.
How to Watch:
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles
TV Channel: FOX
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Tanner McKee leads the Cardinal to a lopsided upset win (42-20) on the road in his first collegiate start against a Pac 12 opponent.
FINAL - USC 28 STANFORD 42
STANFORD WINS! The Cardinal went on the road and knock off 14th ranked USC rather easily.
4th Quarter 0:46 - USC attempts a second onside kick and Stanford easily recovers once again to wrap up a huge upset victory.
4th Quarter 0:46 - TOUCHDOWN USC! Darwin Barlow runs it in from four yards out and the Trojans convert the two-point attempt to bring the score to 42-28,
4th Quarter 1:14 - Slovis finds Kyle Ford alone on the sideline for 17 yards to bring the Trojans inside the 10-yard line.
4th Quarter 3:25 MISSED FIELD GOAL! Joshua Karty hits the upright from 49 yards out and Stanford is unable to build upon their 42-20 lead.
4th Quarter 5:54 - USC attempts an onside kick following their latest score, but the ball bounces right to Stanford and they fall right on top of it.
4th Quarter 5:54 - TOUCHDOWN USC! Slovis finds London who goes up high to snag it in the end zone. The Trojans trail 42-20.
4th Quarter 6:18 - Vavae Malepeai adds another 20-yard run for USC and gets the ball to the 11-yard line.
4th Quarter 8:43 - Keontay Ingram breaks loose for a 22-yard scamper but it's likely too little, too late for the Trojans now.
4th Quarter 9:16 - Isaiah Sanders takes it in from two yards out from the wildcat formation and Stanford is now blowing out USC, 42-13, in the Coliseum.
4th Quarter 9:45 - Mckee and Tremayne connect on an 18-yard completion to bring Stanford to the two-yard line.
4th Quarter 11:01 - Peat follows up that play with a 15-yard run to put the Cardinal into the red zone.
4th Quarter 11:42 - Stanford converts another third-and-long and it's Mckee to Higgins once again.
END OF THIRD QUARTER - USC 13 STANFORD 35
3rd Quarter 0:25 - TOUCHDOWN STANFORD! After running the wildcat formation on second-and-goal, Tanner McKee comes back onto the field and runs a QB sneak to perfection to push the Cardinal lead to 35-13.
3rd Quarter 1:13 - Make that back-to-back pass interference calls on the Trojans and Stanford is now all the way up to the four-yard line.
3rd Quarter 1:18 - USC is called for pass interference as Stanford takes a shot to the end zone. The resulting 15-yard penalty now has the Cardinal at the 19-yard line.
3rd Quarter 1:54 - McKee finds Humphreys who drags a few Trojans down the field en route to a first down.
3rd Quarter 2:47 - After review, USC dodges a bullet thanks to a running into the kicker call on a blocked punt. They punt again and Stanford will take over at the 44-yard line.
3rd Quarter 5:02 - PICK SIX! Slovis throws a pass behind London and it ricochets off his fingertips and into the waiting arms of Kyu Blu Kelly who takes it 31 yards for the touchdown and puts Stanford up 28-13.
3rd Quarter 6:23 - The Trojans' defense bends but doesn't break to start the second half and forces a Stanford punt, which gives the offense a chance to trim the deficit some more or even tie the game potentially.
3rd Quarter 9:14 - FIELD GOAL USC! The Trojans end a methodical six-minute drive with a 33-yard field goal by Stadtmauer and have shrunk Stanford's lead to 21-13.
3rd Quarter 9:18: Slovis pass is dropped by Gary Bryant Jr. in the back of the end zone on third down.
3rd Quarter 10:04 - Slovis fumbles the shotgun snap on first down, but is able to get back to it and throw the ball away before any damage is done.
HALFTIME - USC won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half, they will start the third quarter with the ball and will need points right away to keep this game from getting away.
HALFTIME - Kedon Slovis has tried his best to keep USC in step with the Cardinal but he and star wideout Drake London have had some issues connecting as London only has two receptions at the half.
HALFTIME - Tanner McKee has been nearly perfect for Stanford, he ends the half with as many touchdowns as incompletions (two).
HALFTIME - USC 10 STANFORD 21
2nd Quarter 0:09 - TOUCHDOWN STANFORD! McKee finds Tremayne in the back of the end zone just before the end of the half and the Cardinal extends the lead to 21-10.
2nd Quarter 1:13 - McKee finds Austin Jones wide open and he takes it 49 yards, all the way to the 15-yard line for the Cardinal.
2nd Quarter 1:59 - FIELD GOAL USC! Alex Stadthaus makes the first field goal of his career and the Trojans trim Stanford's lead down to 14-10.
2nd Quarter 2:04 - The Cardinal take their second timeout of the first half. USC has the ball at the seven-yard line on third-and-five.
2 Quarter 3:18 - The Trojans are missing their starting kicker who was ejected on the opening kickoff for targeting and elect to go for it. Slovis sneaks it ahead for the first down.
2nd Quarter 3:20 - Stanford stops Slovis for no gain on third down and one setting up a fourth-and-one from the 14-yard line.
2nd Quarter 8:34 - TOUCHDOWN STANFORD! Elijah Higgins snags the pass from four yards out and the Cardinal retake the lead, 14-7.
2nd Quarter 8:39 - Stanford kicker Joshua Harty barely makes a 25-yard kick but a USC player lined up offsides. The Cardinal accept the penalty and will attempt to go for it on fourth-and-goal.
2nd Quarter 10:59 - Stanford WR John Humphreys draws a pass interference call to keep the drive alive on third down.
2nd Quarter 12:45 - McKee finds Bryce Tremayne for 25 yards and the Cardinal are once again on the USC side of the field.
2nd Quarter 13:28 - TOUCHDOWN USC! Keontay Ingram powers in on his third effort to get the Trojans on the board. The Trojans backup kicker Alex Stadthaus converts the extra point to tie the game at seven apiece.
2nd Quarter 14:19 - Stanford is called for pass interference on second and goal from the five-yard line. The ball will be placed at the two-yard line since the foul occurred in the end zone.
END OF FIRST QUARTER - USC 0 STANFORD 7
1st Quarter 2:31 - Slovis connects on a back-shoulder throw to Drake London who takes it 39 yards and puts USC into the Cardinal side of the field for the first time tonight.
1st Quarter 3:54 - The Trojan defense gets a stop on third down and the USC offense will have the ball at the five-yard line to start their third possession.
1st Quarter 6:00 - Tanner McKee hits Elijah Higgins for a 38-yard completion and Stanford is back in USC territory.
1st Quarter 6:46 - Another three-and-out for the 14th ranked Trojans. Slovis begins the game 4/5 but has yet to lead USC to a first down.
1st Quarter 9:04 - TOUCHDOWN STANFORD! Nathaniel Peat takes the ball 87 yards to give the Cardinal an early 7-0 lead on the road.
1st Quarter 9:40 - USC goes three-and-out and punts the ball back to the Cardinal who will start their second possession at the 13-yard line.
1st Quarter 13:00 - Stanford gets tricky with a reverse but the Trojans are ready for it and stop Casey Filkins for a 10-yard loss.
1st Quarter 14:54 - USC's Kicker, Parker Lewis has been ejected from the game after a video review confirms a targeting took place on the opening kick-off.
Players to watch:
Kedon Slovis QB - 27/42 223 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Drake London WR - Four receptions 68 yards, 1 TD
Drake Jackson LB - Four total tackles, one tackle for loss
Nathaniel Peat RB - Six carries 116 yards, 1 TD
Thomas Booker DE - Six total tackles
Austin Jones Jr. RB/WR - 10 carries, two receptions 67 total yards
USC, on the other hand, is coming off of an impressive 30-7 win over San Jose State. Granted, San Jose State is not a very good team, but the Trojans took care of business just like they should have.
This is a game that the Trojans should handle easily, but Stanford will look to shock the world.
Last week in their loss, the Cardinal were led by quarterback Tanner McKee. He completed 15 of his 18 pass attempts for 118 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions. Kyu Blu Kelly recorded an interception for Stanford in their loss.
As for the Trojans, quarterback Kedon Slovis completed 24 of his 36 passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns, and no picks. Drake London put up a massive receiving performance, catching 12 passes for 137 yards. Defensively, Greg Johnson made a massive play, scoring a touchdown on a 37-yard interception return.
While the Trojans should win this game handily, the game must be played. We have seen crazier upsets in the past.
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