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Southern California receiver Marqise Lee broke free from Arizona's defenders time and again, racing his way into the Pac-12 record book. Matt Barkley had a pretty good day of his own, throwing for nearly 500 yards.
It still wasn't enough for the Trojans to overcome all of their mistakes.
Lee had 16 catches for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two touchdowns, but No. 10 Southern California couldn't escape five turnovers and more than 100 yards of penalties in a 39-36 loss to Arizona on Saturday.
''The mistakes were discouraging, but we were able to overcome them on the scoreboard,'' USC coach Lane Kiffin said. ''We had the lead, and I thought we might put it away. We gave them too many chances.''
Lee had a huge day for USC (6-2, 4-2 Pac-12), eclipsing the Pac-12 record for receiving yards by halftime and finishing with 469 all-purpose yards after a couple of big kick returns.
Barkley put up big numbers, too, matching Carson Palmer's s...
BEST OF MAXIM
TUCSON, Ariz. -- USC's Marqise Lee cut through the Arizona defense and found openings unlike any receiver in Pac-12 history Saturday.
With a 44-yard touchdown catch -- his 13th reception of the game -- with 10:37 left in the third quarter, Lee reached 299 yards receiving, shattering the previous school record and breaking the conference record.
Lee had 255 yards at halftime...
IN GOOD HANDS
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee went off for the Trojans with a record-setting game against Arizona. Unfortunately for USC, there was one problem.
USC received a school record in passing yards from Matt Barkley at Arizona last Saturday, 493 yards. Marqise Lee had 345 yards receiving, which was fifth best single game total in NCAA history. His 469 all-purpose yards were the second most in NCAA history. Lee combined with Robert Woods to have 438 receiving yards which is the most in school history.
Flat out ridiculous numbers...
Southern California went into the season with national title hopes behind a Heisman Trophy front-running quarterback.
After a mistake-filled loss to Arizona on Saturday, the Trojans will have to play well just to get into the Pac-12 championship game.
USC spoiled record-breaking days by Marqise Lee and Matt Barkley with five turnovers and 117 yards in penalties against Arizona...
After becoming the Pac-12 leader for career touchdown passes thrown, the records continued to pile up for USC quarterback Matt Barkley as the Trojans routed Colorado 50-6. But as he said at practice this week, that's old news as the Trojans turn their focus to Arizona.
Matt Barkley threw 20 passes against Washington and looked dreadful. He completed just 30 percent of his passes in the second half. Head coach Lane Kiffin talked about how any quarterback wouldn't be happy by throwing just 20 passes.
What a difference a week makes.
Barkley threw the same amount of passes against Colorado last week, 20, but he completed 19 of them. Six were...
Champs of the Week1. Marqise Lee, WR, USC- 345 receiving yards, 2 TD’sLee literally did everything he could possibly do to help USC survive the upset against Arizona, but 16 catches for 345 yards and two scores was still not enough to get past the Wildcats. In addition, Lee had a couple big returns on special teams that allowed him to finish with 469 all-purpose yards in...
Colorado 14 – Oregon 70
As expected, the Oregon Ducks took to the field on Saturday afternoon and completely dismantled the Colorado Buffaloes. Scoring 28 points in the first and second quarters, the Ducks raced out to a 56-0 halftime lead that eliminated any though that Colorado would have any shred of hope against Oregon.
De’Anthony Thomas, versatile extraordinaire, showcased...