LOS ANGELES -- USC's offense churned on its first drive. At least until Matt Barkley fumbled while being sacked.
Mistakes will kill you.
Stanford, after going three-and-out on its first possession, then reverted to its "Oregon form," and mixed pass and run to drive 71 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
Barkley was 3-for-3 for 40 yards before fumbling.
Luck missed his first three, but was 3-for-3 for 46 yards and a touchdown pass on the scoring drive.
Both quarterbacks are in sync.
But Stanford's D made a stop and USC's didn't.