Stanford is riding a four-game winning streak against USC as it enters this weekend’s matchup with its SoCal rival, marking the most consecutive games the Cardinal has ever won against the Trojans. Each of Stanford’s last three wins, however, has been decided by a very close margin. USC has been playing much better football since the firing of head coach Lane Kiffin, and with College GameDay on hand, many are dubbing this a trap game for the No. 4 Card, as it opened as just a three-point favorite. We asked football writers Winston Shi, David Cohn and Do-Hyoung Park: Could this be the year that the Trojans get revenge?
In advance of Saturday’s football game between Stanford and Arizona State, The Daily’s Do-Hyoung Park chatted with The State Press’s lead football writer Joshua Nacion to get perspective from both camps. Below is the full transcript of their conversation.
Rather than give a long-winded introduction, I’m just going to come right out and say it: USC is now Stanford’s biggest rival. It has surpassed Cal as Enemy No. 1 on the Farm, and rightly so.