Stanford's Taylor-Made Upset of USC

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STANFORD -- Stanford didn't need any luck to upset second-ranked USC on Saturday. It had tailback Stepfan Taylor, quarterback Josh Nunes and a dominating defense.

Taylor scored two touchdowns, Nunes made big plays when it mattered, and the defense smothered USC in a 21-14 victory at Stanford Stadium.

The win was Stanford's fourth in a row over the Trojans, its longest winning streak in a series that dates to 1905. And it came in unexpected fashion, with Nunes outplaying USC's Matt Barkley, the Heisman Trophy favorite, in the fourth quarter.

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