1,475 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions aren't bad numbers. In fact, the 16 touchdowns are identical to Barkley's total at this time last season. However, if you are the preseason Heisman favorite and possess, arguably, the best wide receiving duo in the country, those numbers are expected to be inflated. Barkley's been sharp at times -- four games with a 60 completion percentage or higher including two 77 completion percentage gameswhile at other times, he's looked less than crisp. In the loss at Stanford in which he completed just 48 of his passes and was 10-of-20 last weekend at Washington. Aside from Barkley's numbers, as a team the Trojans are completing only 30 of their third downs. There's a saying, "quarterbacks make their money on third down" and as the leader of the offense Barkley takes the blame for USC's ineffectiveness on third down.
OFFENSIVE LINE: B
This unit returned four starters from a group that allowed just eight sacks last season. T...