Pac-12 Week 14 Preview: Title Weekend Sees Stanford vs USC


After 13 weeks we’ve reached the end of the 100th season of PAC-12 football which will see a new champion crowned at Levi’s Stadium which hosts Super Bowl 50 in two months. Stanford won the Pac-12 North Division over the Oregon Ducks, who finish the season second in the North Division, while Southern California won the Pac-12 South last weekend over rival UCLA.

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Both teams have veteran QB’s with the Cardinal Kevin Hogan who’s taken his team to the Rose and Fiesta Bowl in addition to winning the conference. Cody Kessler has his Trojans playing in the conference title game for the first time since this game has taken place. Both signal callers have had excellent seasons which will make this chess match something to see.

Clay Helton got the full-time gig earlier this week which makes you wonder how USC will come out and play knowing who they’ll have coaching them for the foreseeable future. David Shaw looks for another conference crown, his team has been most consistent during the conference season going 8-1 with Oregon being the lone defeat on the road to Santa Clara.

Fittingly these two played to open their conference slates and will now finish against one another, Stanford went to the LA Memorial Coliseum and defeated Southern Cal 41-31 when they met.

Pac-12 Game of the Week
Who: 20 Southern California Trojans (8-4) at 7 Stanford Cardinal (10-2)
What: PAC-12 title game
When: Saturday, December 5 at 4:45 pm
Where: Levi Stadium/Santa Clara, California
Why: Cardinal still have an outside chance at the College Football Playoff should chaos occur

Mike’s Picks – Week 13 (4-2)/Overall (65-26)
W13 Correct (4): Oregon, Stanford, Utah, California
W13 Wrong (2): Washington State, UCLA

Southern California 28 v. Stanford 35

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USC and Stanford kickoff at 7:30 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara Saturday on ESPN.