Woods looks ready to go for USC

LOS ANGELES -- Couple of quick notes before USC and Stanford kickoff.

  • USC injury questions: Wide receiver Robert Woods looks good to go, as does kicker Andrew Heidari. Running back George Farmer, however, is sporting a boot and won't play.

  • Lots of future NFL players on the field. Seven NFL scouts on hand, including two from the Atlanta Falcons. Also with scouts in the press box: Green Bay, Houston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and the New York Giants.

My guess is that USC coach Lane Kiffin lets it all hang out Saturday night.

Expect to see some trick plays. Expect for him to go for it on fourth down a bunch. I expect the Trojans to come out goosed early. That might include an early lead.

Know what would be a big confidence builder? If the Trojans could get an early sack of Andrew Luck. The Cardinal has yielded just two sacks this season, fewest in the nation.

Further, with Stanford missing safety Delano Howell, it's hard to believe Kiffin isn't going to be looking for every way possible to free Woods up in space and see if he can make something happen in the Cardinal back half.