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TWISH: Card rally at USC en route to roses

Todd Husak in the 1999 USC game

He excelled in the mold of John Lynch. His recovery from injury brought to mind David Wyman. It's high time This Week in Stanford History credits Tim Smith for one huge interception this week 12 years ago.

Seven seconds showed on the L.A. Coliseum clock. USC, with fill-in quarterback Mike Van Raaphorst enjoying a record day under center, stood ready to turn a 35-31 deficit into a last-second victory. The Stanford defense dug in with its backs to the end zone, a 4-0 Pac-10 record hanging in the balance. Having piled up 587 of the game's 1,043 total yards, the Trojans surely could gain 16 more – and...

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