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Last week: 29-of-40 passing for 330 yards, three TDs and one INT; nine rushes for 36 yards and one TD in 56-48 3 OT win at No. 20 USC.

Season (eight games): 174-of-242 passing for 2,218 yards, 23 TDs and four INTs; 25 rushes for 144 yards and two TDs; one reception for 13 yards.

The pick-six could have proved fatal. Luck's Heisman chances would have suffered their first blow -- along with Stanford's BCS title hopes -- as USC took a late lead off Nickell Robey's touchdown. Instead Luck responded with a defining performance as he coolly led the Cardinal to a game-tying TD, then carried them to three more scores in overtime to win a highly anticipated duel with Matt Barkley and extend the Cardinal's FBS-best winning streak to 16 games. Here's an interesting stat: Since the Trojans began playing in 1888, they have allowed more than 53 points twice, both against Luck and Stanford.

Next up: Saturday at Oregon State

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