by Garry Paskwietz
It will be two teams who feel like they are looking in a mirror on Saturday as the Trojans and Stanford get together for a rematch in the Pac-12 title game.
These are two teams who know each other well, and play with very familiar styles. Both teams will be looking to run the ball in a physical, no-frills fashion while putting a priority on stopping the opposing run game with strong play from the front seven. And both teams have playmakers on the receiving end who can strike at any time.
The biggest difference from the game in September which Stanford won 41-31 is the fact that USC has shown improvement in those two key areas of the game since the first meeting. It was commented often after the first game that Stanford beat USC by playing Trojan football, and now the Trojans are back to playing Trojan football too.