Some fun facts about Saturday's game between Stanford and USC.
Stanford is looking to start 8-0 for the first time since 1951, when it started 9-0 and went to the Rose Bowl. Before that, Stanford's previous 8-0 start came in 1940, when it went 10-0 and beat Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Minnesota was awarded the national title that year.
A victory would give Stanford three consecutive wins over USC, something the Cardinal haven't done since 1999-2001. Before that, the last three-game win streak against the Trojans was 1955-1957.
In its history against Stanford, which dates back to 1905, USC has never played a Stanford team ranked this high (No. 4 in the AP Poll). The previous high was in 1951, when Stanford was No. 7.
Stanford has won each of its past 10 games by 25-plus points. In the AP poll era (since 1936), no other team has won 10 consecutive games by at least 25 points.
During that 10-game win streak, Stanford's scoring margin is plus-35.2 points per game. During their overall streak of 15 consecutive wins, Stanford's scoring margin is plus-29 points per game.
Stanford's 15-game winning streak is the longest active streak in FBS, and there's now a bigger gap between Stanford and the second-place streak. It was Oklahoma at 11 in a row, but the Sooners lost last week to snap their streak. Now second place is nine straight wins -- belonging to Boise State, Alabama and LSU.
Stanford has only gone three-and-out on five of 79 (6.3 percent) drives this season, the lowest percentage in FBS. The Cardinal have had four games this season where they did not have a three-and-out drive, which is the most in FBS. USC has had three games without a three-and-out, including last week against Notre Dame.
At a combined 75 years, Saturday will be the youngest head-coaching matchup of the season to date (David Shaw, age 39, Lane Kiffin, age 36). But it will be short-lived, when USC plays Washington on Nov. 12 (Steve Sarkisian is 37).
In Lane Kiffin's years as a USC assistant coach (2001-2006), the Trojans went 5-1 against Stanford. As a USC head coach, Kiffin is 0-1 against the Cardinal.
Stanford has allowed only two sacks this season, tops in the nation.
USC has only allowed four, tied for fifth nationally.
According to USC sports information, ESPN College GameDay has made seven trips to USC (this will be the eighth). The Trojans are 6-1 in those games, their only loss coming last season when GameDay was there for Oregon's 53-32 victory.