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Why has Stanford won four straight games and five out of six against USC? Here’s my story on the reasons the series turned. Excerpt:
Stanford tailback Toby Gerhart punished USC with 178 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinal’s 55-21 victory in 2009. Former USC baseball coach Mike Gillespie begged Pete Carroll to recruit Gerhart but Carroll declined because he did not want a two-sport star.