The Fall of Troy

First-year head coach Jim Harbaugh and Stanford players rush the field after the Cardinal sealed a stunning 24-23 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 USC October 6 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, snapping the Trojans’ 35-game home winning streak. Sportswriters called it one of the biggest upsets in the history of college football. “They played like their lives depended on it,” Harbaugh said of his players. The celebration continued on campus later that night when thousands of students and fans welcomed the team home at a rally outside Maples Pavilion.