Here are the grades for the thriller at the Coliseum on Saturday night.
Cody Kessler’s 4th down pass to Marqise Lee alone is worth a high grade.
Not really their fault there was nowhere to go all night. Tre Madden needs to get fully healthy for UCLA game. Forget Colorado.
Marqise Lee finally showed moments that harkened back to 2012. Another player who needs to be at peak performance level for UCLA.
Stanford’s defensive line was pretty awesome and nothing here changed that perception.
Tyler Gaffney had a big game but Stanford QB Kevin Hogan was largely ineffective. Leonard Williams had seven tackles.
Anthony Sarao with 12 tackles and Hayes Pullard with 11 showed they were the ones moving to help stop running game.
The weak link of the defense came through with two big plays as Dion Bailey stopped a huge scoring opportunity and Su’a Cravens picked off Hogan’s terrible pass.
Andre Heidari’s kick was big but so was Chad Wheeler’s blocked field goal. Trojans lucky Stanford kicker injured in warmups.
Ed Orgeron’s biggest strength is that he doesn’t try to screw things up like Lane Kiffin always did. In other words, Orgeron let’s the Trojans play. He doesn’t impose “his” will on the team.