The Stanford Cardinal have beaten the USC Trojans three years in a row and four out of the last five seasons, but none of that seems to mean anything anymore with Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh gone. After a slow start to the season, Stanford finds themselves underdogs at home to USC, and not many people are willing to back them.
And by "not many", I mean no one.
USC is picked all across the board by everyone. Seven CBS Sports experts and the Predictor Machine all take the Trojans, both Pat Forde and Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports join the users in backing USC. Finally, Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell of ESPN's Pac-12 blog take USC in a matchup that will be close to start things off, but then will see USC eventually pull away for a comfortable second half victory. You have to wonder if the Stanford team will feel disrespected and pull out a stronger effort than before.
What do our SB Nation experts think about this game? Bud Elliott of SB Nation has USC. Who does Dan Rubenstein have? Check out the video below.
Talk about the game with Stanford football fans at Rule of Tree, and USC football fans at Conquest Chronicles.