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No. 14 Southern California holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10; first win on Farm since 2008

  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) throws against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) throws against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) catches a pass in front of Southern California cornerback Adoree' Jackson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) catches a pass in front of Southern California cornerback Adoree' Jackson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Southern California running back Justin Davis (22) rushes against Stanford safety Jordan Richards, center, and Zach Hoffpauir (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Southern California running back Justin Davis (22) rushes against Stanford safety Jordan Richards, center, and Zach Hoffpauir (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford's comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 Saturday.

With Stanford threatening to tie or take the lead, Tavai came from Kevin Hogan's blindside to jar the ball loose. Scott Felix recovered at the Trojans 26-yard-line with 19 seconds to play, sealing new coach Steve Sarkisian's first major victory at USC.

Javorius Allen ran for a career-high 154 yards, and Nelson Agholor had a career-high nine receptions for 91 yards to help the Trojans (2-0, 1-0) do just enough on offense to win at Stanford Stadium for the first time since 2008.

Heidari also kicked a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter.