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Stanford figures to slow down USC ... one way or another
Stanford figures to slow down USC ... one way or another

In its first game with Steve Sarkisian as coach, USC ran a Pac-12 Conference-record 105 plays against Fresno State. Do not expect a repeat when the Trojans open conference play Saturday at Stanford. The Trojans and Fresno State both run no-huddle, fact-paced offenses. Deliberate Stanford, which huddles after each play, ran 62 plays in its 45-0 victory over UC Davis. Last season, after his Washington team lost at Stanford, 31-28, Sarkisian accused Stanford of faking injuries to slow the pace. "I guess that's how we play here at Stanford," Sarkisian said after the game. "So we'll have to prepare for that next time." Stanford Coach David Shaw denied the...

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