The true freshman says the team is ready to get past the Oregon loss, as hard as it is.
After its worst loss in more than a decade, injury-plagued USC plans on finishing strong.
Opponents early in the season used the spread offense against the Trojans with little success.
The road-tested Trojans must again overcome a hostile crowd against Oregon Saturday.
Running back Allen Bradford and wide receiver Damian Williams are recognized for their efforts against Oregon State on Saturday.
The true freshman’s name comes up in a recent poll of 13 Heisman Trophy voters.
The unit, which is leading the nation in sacks, has surpassed Carroll’s early expectations.
The sophomore defensive end and junior wide receiver will likely play in South Bend.
The offense is forced into four takeaways, three of them on Barkley interceptions.
Receiver Ronald Johnson and defensive lineman Armond Armstead return to practice.