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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Pregame from Palo Alto

By Kevin Gemmell

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Some pretty good hype surrounding the first Pac-12 league game of the season. How much? According to Stanford officials, there are more credentialed media for today’s game against USC than there was for last year’s showdown with Oregon.

Folks are interested to see how the No. 2 Trojans (2-0) do in their first real test of the 2012 season. Most expect that center Khaled Holmes will not play for USC and Cyrus Hobbi will handle snapping duties for the Trojans.

No. 21 Stanford (2-0) plays its third straight game at home.

A few things to keep an eye on.