Lane Kiffin: Referees deceived me

Updated: October 31, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- A full day after the Trojans' 56-48 loss to Stanford in triple overtime, USC coach Lane Kiffin maintained Sunday that he was deceived by the Pac-12 referees officiating Saturday's game.

Kiffin, USC's second-year head coach, said he told an unspecified referee before the final play of regulation that he wanted a timeout after the Trojans ran a play, which began with nine seconds left on the game clock. But receiver Robert Woods winded a screen pass the opposite way and was tackled ...

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