COL FB: Stanford 56, Southern Cal 48 (3OT)

Oct. 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck rallied No. 3 Stanford for the tying score late in regulation Saturday and the Cardinal outlasted Southern California 56-48 in three overtimes.

USC quarterback Matt Barkley nearly led the Trojans into field goal range as regulation time expired but couldn't quite find the range, sending the contest into overtime.

Stanford (8-0, 6-0 Pac 12) and USC traded touchdowns in the first two overtimes.

The third OT was marked by Stepfan Taylor's 5-yard touchdown run on the first possession for the Cardinal, followed by Luck's 2-point conversion pass to Coby Fleener.

USC (6-2, 3-2) couldn't answer, however, as Curtis McNeal fumbled the ball into the end zone on the Trojans' second snap and Stanford recovered, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 16.

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