No. 4 Stanford 56, No. 20 USC 48 (3OT)
After nearly a full calendar year of blowout victories, Luck and the Cardinal might have forgotten what a thriller feels like. Luck threw for 330 yards and drove his team for the game-tying score after trailling with 3:08 to play to force overtime. Stepfan Taylor ran for the go-ahead score in the third overtime, and Stanford's defense preserved its 16-game winning streak by forcing Curtis McNeal's fumble into the end zone to finish it.