Stanford Over USC: Huge

Stanford came in 1-4, 0-3 in the Pac 10. They were up against the mighty USC Trojans … in L.A. USC started the game with 35 consecutive home game wins, 24 straight Pac-10 games at home. The Stanford Cardinal was the last team to beat them in L.A., in 2001.

Tavita Pritchard threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mark Bradford and Derek Belch kicked a game-winning PAT with 49 seconds left, and the Cardinal had what may be the season’s biggest upset, upending the Trojans, 24-23, in the L.A. Coliseum.

USC coach Pete Carroll: “Jimmy (Harbaugh, first-year Stanford coach) had them ready to play. … To give it up like this is a shame, it is crushing to me. We made a ton of mistakes. We need to find ways to make plays and go back and find the right combinations. Give credit to Stanford.”

Huge upset? There are no superlatives strong enough. Yes, huge. Maybe even bigger than Appalachian State Mountaineers 34, No. 5 Michigan Wolverines 32.

And another step toward sports heaven, when “any team can beat any other team on any given game day.”


3 Responses to “Stanford Over USC: Huge”

  1. 1 Flash Flash for the Cash October 12, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    This is not even close to Michigan getting upset by Ap. State. Ap. State does not even play Div-1 football, has less scholarship athletes and the scholarship athletes could not play for a Div-1 school. Stanford at least was a conference opponent and has players that were recruited to play at USC. These upsets are not even close in magnitude.

  2. 2 yorel47 October 12, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Yes, of course you are right. The Mountaineers upset may be the biggest ever.

  3. 3 scott47 October 12, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    The mountaineers was huge, but they are defending 1 AA champs, and they can offer scholarships, my friend just got one. Its division three that cant offer scholarships. I think both theses upsets were huge.

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