USC’s thrilling 20-17 upset of No. 5 Stanford this past Saturday has earned it the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for this week.
The revitalized Trojans have won five of six games under interim coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced Lane Kiffin in late September. USC’s win also snapped a four-game losing streak to Stanford, the longest skid for the Trojans in the 92-game series. Stanford had also won the last three games at the Coliseum.
“In our tight-knit family, there was a belief that we were going to find a way to win the game,” Orgeron said after the game. “I’m proud of our young men. This is something that they’ve wanted for a long time now.”