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Pac-12 competitors all have fatal flaws


Some USC fans bit their nails throughout the Trojans’ 42-29 win over Syracuse last Saturday — after all, they led the Orange by just five points entering the fourth quarter and ended up being outgained in total yardage, 455 to 445. Even worse, senior center Khaled Holmes left the game with an injury, and though […]

Trojans fall in USA Today poll


After Saturday’s 42-29 victory against the Syracuse Orangemen at MetLife Stadium, the USC Trojans maintained their No. 2 ranking in the AP poll and fell to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches’ poll. USC was able to pull out a double-digit win, but struggled in the second half to put away the Orangemen. Syracuse […]

Woods is back on top of his game


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If Saturday’s contest against Syracuse taught us anything, it’s this: Not even rain delays and thunderstorms can slow down USC’s dynamic passing attack. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley failed to finish with his typical 300 passing yards, but he did manage to throw six touchdowns against the Orange. Three of those scoring […]

No. 2 USC ekes out a 42-29 victory over the Orange


After Saturday’s 69-minute weather delay, the Trojans exploded for 28 points in the second half. Behind a career-best six touchdown passes, senior quarterback Matt Barkley led the Trojans to a 42-29 win over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Trojans prepare for Syracuse


Much of the hype around this weekend’s game against Syracuse has been focused on its location: MetLife Stadium, home of the world champion New York Giants and the media circus that is the New York Jets. But head coach Lane Kiffin stressed Thursday after the team’s final practice of the week that this trip was […]

College athletes deserve a fair share


In some ways, senior quarterback Matt Barkley gets a raw deal. It’s not just the astronomical expectations he shoulders with aplomb -— expectations so high that many question why his completion percentage wasn’t higher in last week’s game against Hawai’i in which he threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns — or the reality that, […]