What was the hardest, most difficult, USC loss for you to take ever?

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  2. GoSC1

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    For me, I think it was that loss against Stanford where we were 41 point favorites. I still have nightmares of the Stanford offensive line mocking our band as they drove closer and closer to the end zone at the end of the game and it was apparent our D wasn’t going to stop them. They knew they had the major upset and celebrated with each down. Horrible. That was when I felt that the Carroll magic was over...
     
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    ND 1988
    Texas 2006
    UCLA 2006
     
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    Yep. I was at that Stanford game and I was pretty stunned walking out of there.

    But for pure impact, nothing will ever top the Rose Bowl/NC against Texas.
     
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    The one that has stuck the longest was the 51-0 loss to the Irish in 1966, Collie O Brien attempting long bombs to jim Seymore while the irish were ahead in the 4th qtr makes it memorable.
    The 2006 loss to Texas still hurts.
     
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    2006 Texas game still haunts me to this day. So many missed opportunities and bad calls. Chance at immortality lost by a few inches.
     
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    Ohio State 2017, since it was the most recent, difficult loss, to swallow.

    I'm over all the other tough losses.
     
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    Oregon St., at Corvallis, in 2008. Still flabbergasted by it.

    I have no doubt we were the best team in the country that season, which is probably the last year I can say that about.

    The defense the rest of that season was just dominant. What could have been...
     
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    All three I had have been mentioned here:

    '2006 Rose Bowl vs Texas
    the one vs Oregon State - 2008
    and the Stanford game, which ushered in the Harbaugh era....they were tough after that game but SC was still rolling then....

    Was that Andrew Luck's frosh season? I can't remember anymore...
     
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    Every game in the losing streaks to ND & ucla
     
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    The 51-0 Notre Dame game and the Stanford upset were bad, but I think the worst were Texas and the last year of the bRuin streak.

    Texas was bad because we were so close to something really extraordinary only to have it slip away, perhaps balanced by the fact that the game was the stuff of legend, the result notwithstanding.

    The bRuin streak, on the other hand, with the nouveau riche bRuin fans going crazy, chanting "eight more years", etc. Giles Pellerin having a heart attack and dying during the game, although we didn't learn that until later, that was just a really bitter pill to swallow. The upside is that ucla was not gracious in victory, pissed off the football gods, and their program went straight into the toilet from the end of that game for the next ten years.
     
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    Any loss to Utah.
     
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    hands down it's Lame kiffin's debacle against Texass in 2006, but a close second was enduring two recent blowouts at ND and Alabama. I know people want to forget them in part because it was on the watch of our current HC, but those were monumental embarrassments in the annals of history.
     
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    1988 vs ND. That ND team was loaded. I wanted to beat them very badly.
     
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    It was his Red Shirt Frosh year.
     
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    So many bad choices but I’ll put the Texas Rose Bowl at the top because of how close we came to achieving something truly special.
     
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    Damn you Tony Rice
     
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