As college football braces itself for the colossal Pac-12 showdown between Stanford and USC tonight, the din of pre-game anticipation has grown to a deafening level. Amidst the noise is the sound of the menacing, steady footsteps of the Men of Troy, gearing for battle and marching their way north to invade the Farm. Make no mistake: The Trojans are coming in full force.
Everybody already knows that you can’t replace Andrew Luck. So how exactly will the 2012 Stanford football team make up for it? With a defense that returns seven starters and its best player.
Some scores will live forever in Stanford football history. 20-19 in 1982. 24-23 in 2007. But 56-48 in 2011 might outrank them all
After a bye week to rest up and prepare for the heart of the Pac-12 schedule, the Stanford football team is echoing the same mantras that has helped it to the longest winning streak in the country, even though the team is now missing one of its biggest stars.