The second quarter opened up with a Trojans touchdown after USC converted a 4th and 19, putting the Trojans at the Stanford 1-yard line. As he did in the first quarter, Silas Redd powered his way into the end zone once again, giving the Trojans a 14-7 advantage.
Those would be the only points of the quarter, but that doesn't mean the opportunities weren't there for the taking. After Josh Mauro recovered a Redd fumble, the Cardinal were in good field position to get right back into the game. However, Jordan Williamson missed another field goal attempt, this time from just 23 yards out.
Towards the second half of the second quarter, each team's quarterbacks were turning the ball over at will. At one point, there were three interceptions in the span of three plays and Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley was responsible for two of them.
Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes has completed just six of his passes on the day for 78 yards and two interceptions. In addition, Nunes has rushed for 22 yards.
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