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?