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No. 6 USC routs No. 14 Stanford 42-24 for 11th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California ran the ball straight at Stanford in the opening series, and the Trojans never stopped. USC's defense dominated up front and largely stifled the Cardinal's vaunted running game.

The recent roles in this California private-school rivalry were completely flipped Saturday night, and the surging Trojans embraced the chance to be the victorious bullies.

''We beat them at their own game,'' USC safety Chris Hawkins said.

Steven Mitchell and Deontay Burnett caught two touchdown passes apiece from Sam Darnold, and No. 6 USC extended its winning streak to 11 games with a bruising 42-24 victory over No. 14 Stanford.

Darnold went 21 of 26 with 316 yards passing for the Trojans (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12), who snapped their three-game losing streak against their upstate rivals with just their third win over Stanford in nine tries.

USC racked up 623 total yards - the most ever given up by a David Shaw-coached Stanford team - and controlled both lines of scrimmage while winning the first Pac-12 game of the new season. Both teams acknowledged that USC did it by surpassing the famously physical play of the hard-nosed Cardinal (1-1, 0-1).

''We've had some hard days with (Stanford) in the past, but I thought our kids had their jaws set,'' USC coach Clay Helton said. ''I thought they had a mentality of wanting to come out and be physical. They believed in what we were doing, and they executed it.''

Keller Chryst passed for 172 yards and two touchdowns, while Bryce Love had a 75-yard TD run among his 160 yards rushing for the Cardinal, who hadn't played since their season-opening win over Rice in Australia last month.

''Their offensive line played extremely well,'' Shaw said. ''I thought we ran it pretty well. They ran it better than we did. Not used to saying things like that, so all the credit goes to them.''

Stanford had won eight of its last 11 meetings with USC in a dominant stretch that began with its historic 2007 upset victory at the Coliseum.

RUNAWAYS: Ronald Jones II rushed for 116 yards and scored a touchdown in his ninth consecutive game as USC ran the ball for 307 yards. Turnovers and penalties by the Trojans kept it fairly close, but freshman Stephen Carr added 119 yards rushing, and Jones cartwheeled into the end zone with a clinching 23-yard TD run with 4:15 to play.

''Honestly, though, this could be the best thing that happens to our team,'' Stanford safety Justin Reid said. ''We're going to let this feeling sit in our mouth for the rest of the season, because we don't ever want to go through this again.''

BIG FINISH: After a scoreless third quarter, USC made a 90-yard scoring drive capped by Mitchell's second TD on a feathery 11-yard TD pass by Darnold with 9:42 to play. Stanford stayed close on J.J. Arcega-Whiteside's TD catch with 6:41 left, but Jones' incredible second TD run capped a smooth 75-yard drive in USC's 11th consecutive win at the Coliseum.

''I can't comment enough on how fun it is to watch our offense play,'' USC linebacker Cam Smith said. ''There's not one defensive player sitting on the bench, tired. When they're out there, we're like fans. To watch them on third down and I don't have a doubt in my mind that we're going to get it just because of the way they click together. When they get rolling, it's scary.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Stanford: That 62-point performance in the season opener Down Under was impossible to replicate against a top Pac-12 defense, and the Cardinal's offense will know it must add versatility to the attack. Stanford's defense also had big problems at the line of scrimmage, and that isn't a problem with which the Cardinal have much experience. The Cardinal's ability to adjust will determine their chances to make a Pac-12 North run.

USC: With 91 points in two games, this talent-laden offense appears to have the makings of a juggernaut so far. Darnold returned to 2016 form with a smooth, poised performance against a vaunted conference opponent, while the Trojans' receivers appear to be much more reliable than Helton feared. USC's defense largely shut down one of the Pac-12's most respected offenses.

UP NEXT

Stanford: The Cardinal's three-game stretch away from home to open the season concludes at San Diego State.

USC: The Trojans welcome Texas to the Coliseum for a meeting of two powerhouse programs.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:15
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
42
Touchdown 4:15
25-R.Jones runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
17
yds
02:26
pos
24
41
Point After TD 6:41
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
35
Touchdown 6:49
10-K.Chryst complete to 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside. 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside runs 3 yards for a touchdown. Team penalty on USC Holding declined.
7
plays
74
yds
2:08
pos
23
35
Point After TD 9:42
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
35
Touchdown 9:42
14-S.Darnold complete to 4-S.Mitchell. 4-S.Mitchell runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
31
yds
05:18
pos
17
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:48
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
28
Touchdown 0:57
14-S.Darnold complete to 80-D.Burnett. 80-D.Burnett runs 25 yards for a touchdown. Team penalty on STA 12 players declined.
5
plays
75
yds
1:29
pos
17
27
Field Goal 2:48
26-J.Toner 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
7
yds
2:25
pos
17
21
Point After TD 11:43
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 11:52
14-S.Darnold complete to 80-D.Burnett. 80-D.Burnett runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
0:36
pos
14
20
Point After TD 13:02
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 13:02
10-K.Chryst complete to 9-D.Schultz. 9-D.Schultz runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
5
plays
-24
yds
01:58
pos
13
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:31
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 0:43
25-R.Jones runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
80
yds
3:45
pos
7
13
Point After TD 4:49
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 4:49
20-B.Love runs 75 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
52
yds
00:12
pos
6
7
Point After TD 5:01
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:01
14-S.Darnold complete to 4-S.Mitchell. 4-S.Mitchell runs 4 yards for a touchdown. Team penalty on STA Offside declined.
14
plays
22
yds
05:37
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 29
Rushing 5 14
Passing 8 14
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 6-12 10-12
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 331 622
Total Plays 54 74
Avg Gain 6.1 8.4
Net Yards Rushing 171 307
Rush Attempts 26 48
Avg Rush Yards 6.6 6.4
Net Yards Passing 160 315
Comp. - Att. 15-28 21-26
Yards Per Pass 5.7 12.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 1-1
Penalties - Yards 14-100 8-90
Touchdowns 3 6
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 2 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 4-51.3 1-45.0
Return Yards 174 0
Punts - Returns 1-9 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 6-133 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-32 0-0
Kicking 4/4 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 6/6
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
14 Stanford 1-1 7100724
6 USC 2-0 141401442
160 PASS YDS 315
171 RUSH YDS 307
331 TOTAL YDS 622
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.6% 171 2 0 128.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.8% 424 4 0 149.6
K. Chryst 15/28 171 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 160 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 340 2
B. Love 17 160 1 75
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 73 3
C. Scarlett 6 14 0 6
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 -5 0
K. Chryst 3 -3 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Arcega-Whiteside 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 67 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 67 1
J. Arcega-Whiteside 4 67 1 39
C. Wedington 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 29 0
C. Wedington 3 29 0 19
K. Smith 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 80 1
K. Smith 2 25 0 18
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 78 0
C. Scarlett 1 22 0 22
T. Irwin 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 64 0
T. Irwin 2 21 0 12
D. Schultz 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 48 1
D. Schultz 2 7 1 6
S. Harrington 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 6 0
S. Harrington 1 0 0 0
C. Parkinson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Parkinson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Palma 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Palma 1-0 1.0 0
A. Holder 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Holder 0-0 0.0 1
J. Reid 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Reid 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Toner 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/3 11/11
J. Toner 1/1 36 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Bailey 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 51.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 52.8 3
J. Bailey 4 51.3 3 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 27.5 46 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 27.5 46 0
C. Scarlett 4 27.5 46 0
D. Maddox 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
D. Maddox 1 23.0 23 0
K. Smith 82 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
K. Smith 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Tyler 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 10.3 9 0
J. Tyler 1 9.0 9 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
80.8% 316 4 2 218.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
74.6% 605 4 4 169.5
S. Darnold 21/26 316 4 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 119 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 119 0
S. Carr 11 119 0 52
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 116 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 275 5
R. Jones II 23 116 2 23
V. Malepeai 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 49 0
V. Malepeai 6 49 0 15
A. Ware 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
A. Ware 3 18 0 9
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 -2 1
S. Darnold 2 4 0 5
D. Burnett 80 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
D. Burnett 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Burnett 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 121 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 263 2
D. Burnett 9 121 2 35
S. Mitchell Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 94 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 94 2
S. Mitchell Jr. 4 94 2 49
T. Petite 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 59 0
T. Petite 3 35 0 19
J. Greene 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 33 0
J. Greene 2 22 0 12
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
S. Carr 1 18 0 18
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
V. Jones Jr. 1 16 0 16
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 29 0
R. Jones II 1 10 0 10
Defense T-A SACK INT
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
U. Nwosu 1-0 1.0 0
J. Fatu 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Fatu 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. McGrath 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 6/6
SEASON FG XP
0/0 6/6
C. McGrath 0/0 0 6/6 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Budrovich 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 45.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 49.8 0
R. Budrovich 1 45.0 0 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 STNFRD 18 4:08 8 36 Punt
5:01 STNFRD 25 0:12 3 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 USC 34 1:58 5 -24 TD
11:36 STNFRD 22 3:35 6 17 Punt
5:54 STNFRD 40 3:06 9 41 FG
0:42 STNFRD 30 0:38 3 13 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:40 STNFRD 32 2:15 7 7 Punt
4:50 STNFRD 30 3:37 9 11 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:36 STNFRD 26 2:55 9 74 TD
4:13 STNFRD 18 1:09 8 25
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:38 USC 20 5:37 14 22 TD
4:49 USC 20 4:18 10 17 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:02 USC 25 1:19 4 17 TD
7:53 USC 5 1:51 5 35 INT
2:43 USC 25 1:55 7 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 USC 25 3:05 7 7 INT
9:11 USC 2 4:11 9 32 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 USC 31 5:18 11 69 TD
6:41 USC 25 2:26 8 17 TD
2:58 STNFRD 43 2:30 5 21 End of game