From the minute USC’s schedule came out, I had this game circled as a victory.
I don’t think Stanford can stop Caleb Williams and the Cardinal have a recent history of not pulling games out.
Now as the game approaches, the slow doubt creeps in. Some of it is fostered by USC’s defense last week. I can imagine Tanner McKee doing a lot more damage than Rice’s quarterbacks.
So it could be a lively game. Unlike last week.
With that said, I’m taking USC, 45-31.