Andre Heidari again pushes USC past Stanford
If this looks familiar, that's because it is. Just as he did a year ago, USC kicker Andre Heidari drilled a go-ahead field goal to push the Trojans past the Stanford Cardinal, 13-10.
This time, it was a little bit longer. The 47-yard shot he hit last year left broke a 17-all tie with 19 seconds left. On Saturday on The Farm, the Trojans had a little more time left on the game clock -- 2:30 to be exact -- but also needed to boot the football 53 yards.
No big deal, apparently.
The Trojans defense had to make a big defensive stop thereafter, but it wasn't surprising they came through considering how stingy it had been throughout the game. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan lost the ball on the final possession after being hit in the backfield, and the fumble recovery by the Troajns sealed their win over the No. 13 Cardinal.
Give credit to Heidari, who came through on an afternoon where USC only mustered 135 yards through the air. Call him "The Lumberjack."