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USC holding up on third down

USC owned field position in the first half against Stanford. It also got the Cardinal off the field on third down.

Stanford was just 3 of 7 on third down in the first half. It was 2-2 on its lone touchdown drive. The Cardinal entered the game converting on 54 percent of its third-down plays, which led the Pac-12.

As for field position, Stanford started three possessions inside its 20-yard line. The Trojans started three on their 40 or better.

Stanford had made great halftime adjustments all season. Will that pattern of second-half dominance continue?

Or with the Trojans notch the major upset?

The first half was about defense. Wonder if a quarterback will step up?