Dynamic Marqise Lee deserves Heisman buzz

TUCSON, Ariz. — Well, we learned a lot of things Saturday about the Trojans. Most of them, unfortunately, weren’t so good. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw for 493 yards, a school record. But he threw two interceptions and missed a wide-open Robert Woods down the sideline that might have put the game out of reach […]

No. 9 USC outdone by Arizona 39-36

TUCSON — Any hopes No. 9 USC had of playing in Miami for the BCS National Title Game are officially gone. After finding themselves in a 10-0 hole in the first quarter, the Trojans were unable to convert a late Hail Mary attempt as time expired to rally back against Arizona, losing 39-36 at Arizona […]

Barkley named Davey O’Brien finalist

After his record setting six-touchdown performance against Colorado on Saturday, senior Matt Barkley was one of two Pac-12 quarterbacks named as semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award. The Davey O’Brien Award is given annually to the best quarterback in the nation. Barkley is joined by his Pac-12 rival, freshman Marcus Mariota of Oregon. Barkley, in […]

No-huddle can boost Trojans’ scoring

You heard the jokes after USC’s Sept. 22 game against California. You heard the same jokes after subsequent road trips to Utah and Washington. USC coach Lane Kiffin’s offense was slow and stagnant. The space shuttle Endeavour trotted around Exposition Park at a quicker pace, they teased. So of course the No. 9 Trojans’ 44-point […]

Barkley stands out for more than just records

As senior quarterback Matt Barkley ran into the locker room after a 50-6 rout against Colorado, he was all smiles. And why wouldn’t he be? He had the game of his life and set records that should stand for years. Barkley threw his 100th career touchdown pass, making him the school’s all time leader, and […]