October 9, 2010

Pre-Game Chalk Session

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By The Daily Axe Staff
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Here are a few notes you should know heading into this afternoon’s Stanford vs. USC game on the Farm.

  • Wideout Chris Owusu and cornerback Richard Sherman are both questionable for the Card. Owusu suffered a concussion last week against Oregon, so it would be a surprise to see him start, and he may not play at all. We don’t know much about the severity or type of Sherman’s injury.
  • Wideout Ryan Whalen expects to play for Stanford. He told Jon Wilner of the Mercury News as much earlier in the week.
  • There are no particularly significant injuries for the Trojans. Fullback Stanley Havili dislocated his shoulder last week against Washington, but he expects to play. The injury could affect his play, though. An effective fullback needs a healthy and willing shoulder. Defensive end Wes Horton is questionable for USC.
  • The game can be seen on television on ABC at 5 PM Pacific time. 860 AM covers the contest for radio.
  • If you’re not yet following @DailyAxe on Twitter, you’re missing out on breaking information that won’t appear on the traditional website version until later. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you should. In addition to following us, there are a ton of great outlets covering the Cardinal, including @Sportsking (Dave Fowkes of and @TobyTheVan.
  • The Trojans are underdogs for the first time in a long time. Click for our preview of the game, which hit on Thursday.
  • This is USC head coach Lane Kiffin’s first trip to the Farm as a head coach. USC sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley also sets foot in Stanford Stadium for the first time in his young career.
  • The Red Zone (Stanford’s football student section) is ticketed for the first time this year, and will be filled to capacity with 4,500 Stanford students. 400 overflow tickets were also released to students. Those 400 will sit in the CARDiac Corner section, which is located above the tunnel leading to the locker rooms.
  • Expect an especially offensive and hysterical halftime show from the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. Check out details from their show last year at USC.

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