USC Vs. Stanford Final Score: Triple-OT Classic Keeps Cardinal Alive

Stanford needed all sorts of extra frames to do it, but kept its national championship dreams intact with perhaps the win of the year.

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Lane Kiffin Fined $10,000 For Lamenting Pac-12 Refs

The Pac-12 hit USC coach Lane Kiffin with a $10,000 fine for comments he made about a mysterious, vanishing time out.

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BCS Rankings Projections, Week 10: Boise State Wins The Weekend

After two more undefeated teams fell, it's time for a look ahead at this week's BCS standings. Boise State thanks you for playing, zombie Oklahoma has a happy Halloween, and LSU vs. Alabama looms over us all. Here are your Week 10 BCS standings projections.

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USC Vs. Stanford Final Score: Cardinal Win On Curtis McNeal Fumble

Curtis McNeal had a hell of a night for the USC Trojans, but his last touch brought him back to Earth. McNeal stepped up in place of Marc Tyler, who was injured on his first carry, and helped carry the Trojans to overtime. But on his final carry of the game, in the third overtime, McNeal lost the handle and Stanford recovered to seal the win.

And we got to see Lane Kiffin face, you guys!

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The Cardinal had the ball first in the third overtime, and drove down the field with relative ease to score. The two-point conversion, mandatory after two overtimes, was good as Andrew Luck hit Coby Fleener in the end zone. Fleener was wide open after shucking his defender at the line of scrimmage.

Marquis Lee stepped out at the four on USC's first play of the overtime period, just narrowly missing in his dive for the pylon. And on the next play, McNeal never controlled the handoff, fumbling into the end zone and into the arms of Stanford.

The final score after a wild game in Los Angeles: Stanford 56, USC 48. And yes, Stanford managed to cover the 7.5-point spread.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. USC Score: Third Overtime Ahoy!

And we're heading to triple-overtime in Los Angeles! This is the game that may never end, but at least it's coming down to two-point conversion going forward. And the second overtime wasn't without a bit of drama.

USC found the end zone on one of the better effort plays you'll see. Randall Telfer caught a Matt Barkley pass in the flat, broke a tackle and lunged for the end zone as he was being dragged backwards. The ball crossed the plane and USC had the first score of the second overtime.

But once again, Stanford answered back, using another methodical drive. Andrew Luck hit Levine Toilolo on an impressive throw and catch in the corner of the end zone and all that was left was the extra point to tie. But it didn't come easy.

Eric Whitaker shanked the extra point badly, but barely cleared the crossbar in the process. His wobbly kick made it through the uprights, though, knotting the score at 48.

It's two-pointers from here on out as the Cardinal and Trojans head to a third overtime.

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Stanford Vs. USC Score: Trojans Answer; We're Headed To A Second Overtime

And with that, we're heading to a second overtime in Los Angeles. Stanford found the end zone in an old-fashioned way, as it typically does, with the first score of overtime. It was a whole lot of power with a nifty trick play mixed in. USC, on the other hand, went straight for the jugular.

Somehow, Robert Woods was left singled up, and Matt Barkley found him. Barkley checked prior to the snap, Woods wiggled free and USC tied it up with the 15-yard touchdown pass. It was quick and deadly.

After one overtime in Los Angeles, Stanford and USC are knotted at 41. Stanford was on offense first, so USC will take the ball to open the second overtime.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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USC Vs. Stanford Score: Cardinal Strike First In Overtime

It figures this game went to overtime. All night, Stanford and USC have battled back and forth, throwing punches and countering at The Coliseum. It's been one of those kinds of games.

After Stanford punched it in from close-range with 38 seconds to go, USC drove to the end of field goal range. But Robert Woods took too long running across the field and trying to get out of bounds on a tunnel screen and USC never got a chance for the game-winning field goal in regulation. The clock struck zero as Woods went down, sending the game to overtime.

USC won the toss and elected to play defense first, putting the ball in Andrew Luck's hands to start overtime. Luck and the Cardinal calmly drove down the field in methodical fashion, driving inside the five with relative ease.

With the ball at the one, Jeremy Stewart went over the top of the pile, giving Stanford the lead. It's 41-34 for now, and USC has its shot next. The Trojans need a touchdown and the extra point to keep the game going.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. USC Score Update: Trojans Throwing Haymakers In Second Half

For the first time all season, the Stanford Cardinals fell behind in a game. The Cardinal had yet to trail through the first seven weeks of the season, but all that changed as the second half began in Los Angeles. And it was all thanks to the Curtis McNeal show.

McNeal found himself thrust into a starring role for the Trojans after Marc Tyler was ruled out with an arm injury. USC is thin at running back already, but McNeal has stepped up in a big way in the second half. His 61-yard touchdown run gave the Trojans the lead and his 25-yard touchdown run shortly thereafter added to it.

But Stanford did fight back, perhaps weathering the storm at the Coliseum. Andrew Luck found Ryan Hewitt to cap a 75-yard scoring drive, cutting the Trojans lead to three at 20-17.

As expected, this game has been the Cardinal's biggest test, with USC standing right with Stanford through just about three quarters.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. USC Halftime Score: Cardinal Lead, But Just Barely

USC kicker Andre Heidari, suddenly healthy after suffering an ankle injury a few weeks back, kicked two field goals in the first half, but the Stanford Cardinal lead the Trojans at the half, 10-6. The USC defense has held up admirably, stiffening up after allowing a touchdown on Stanford's first drive while only giving up a field goal over the course of the rest of the half.

Take root here for Stanford-USC score updates and here for college football stories from around the country.

Andrew Luck and the Cardinal offense looked unstoppable from the outset, driving 83 yards in 10 plays for the touchdown. Luck was perfect on the drive, and found Tyler Gaffney for 10 yards and the touchdown to cap the drive.

That was the only touchdown of the half as Stanford and USC combined for three field goals -- two by USC, one by Stanford -- in the half.

USC is hanging around, but doing so without a ground game -- the Trojans have just four yards rushing in the half. Outside of the Cardinal's first drive, it's been a defensive battle at the Coliseum, with both teams playing stout.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles and Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. USC: Does Flipping The Proverbial Switch Work?

Has the USC defense truly improved to a significant degree over the last couple of weeks? Can Stanford so ruthlessly exploit matchup advantages when such advantages are harder to locate? Few of today's games have as many interesting questions as tonight's battle at the L.A. Coliseum.

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Stanford Vs. USC Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

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.

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