PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal is surrounded by teammates and fans after they beat the USC Trojans 37-35 at Stanford Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal look to clash with Matt Barkely and the Trojans in primetime in what could be a preview of the Pac-12 title game.
The Andrew Luck show rolls into Los Angeles Saturday night as the Stanford Cardinal take on the Southern Cal Trojans. No. 4 Stanford will be looking to extend their winning streak of 16 games, currently the longest in the nation. Luck has Stanford off to their best start since 1951 and hopes to continue his impressive Heisman campaign as well as push the Cardinal towards a possible shot at the BCS Championship.
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Stanford's offense isn't all Andrew Luck however, as they have one of the better offensive lines in the nation and their rushing attack is starting to get rolling. Last week Tyler Gaffney, Anthony Wilkerson, Stepfan Taylor, and Jeremy Stewart combined for five rushing TDs as Stanford compiled a school-record 446 yards on the ground.
The Trojans will be looking to stop the Cardinal in their tracks however, riding a three game win streak and looking to avenge last years two point loss. For the Trojans to beat Stanford, they'll need another big day from quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods. Oddly enough, Barkely has more passing yards than Luck with just one fewer touchdown pass.
Game date, time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 29, 2011
Location: Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
TV channel: ABC/ESPN
Spread: Stanford favored by 8.5
Series history: USC leads, 59-26
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