USC vs Stanford Live. Los Angeles Times employees who visit blogs or pay close attention to today’s Pac-12 beach soccer game, are leaning toward USC as the winner. But there are several supporters who believe it is difficult to win a good team twice in the same football season.
Pac-12 Championship Game
No. 10 USC (10-2) vs. No. 12 Stanford (9-3)
Dec. 1, 8 p.m. ET, Santa Clara, California
And this is the same estimate by which columnist Bill Plaschke chooses the USC victory.
UCLA beat journalist Ben Bolch, who also reports on today’s game, won at Stanford, 28-24.
I will be blogging from Los Angeles, and I have a cardinal victory, 24-23.
Sports editor Angel Rodriguez, a Texas fan for what stands out, chooses USC, 27-14. And David Wharton, involved in the national football scene at the American College The Times, won the Trojans, 24-21.
Most fans have not yet entered the Levi stadium, which will not be close to power. The entire upper deck of the stadium for 68,500 seats was blocked by tarpaulins.
The trip, at short notice and the beginning of Friday night make the game difficult every year.
The USC offensive line against the Sentford front: if the USC hurried the ball in each game the way it did against Stanford in September, the Trojans would be invincible. USC ran 48 times for 307 yards. “This USC game has exposed us,” said midfielder Peter Kalambay.
USC (488.6 ypg / 34.8 ppg): Field Marshal Sam Darnold returns to his normal self. In October and November, he averaged 296 passing yards per game and threw 15 touchdowns in three interceptions. Ronald Jones II saw a great impact on the workload.
Stanford (394.1 ypg / 32.3 ppg): the Stanford crime occurred with K.J. Costello became a senior quarterback four games back. He completed 59% of his passes and an average of 169 points per game as a starter. And he only has two interceptions throughout the season.