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(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer After one of the more mediocre performances of his career, Matt Barkley faced a slew of critical questions.
At least none of them had to do with another loss.
Barkley insisted there was nothing wrong following No. 11 Southern California's 24-14 win over Washington on Saturday night that included a scoreless second half for the Trojans and Barkley's fewest completions in a game since late in his sophomore season.
''They didn't want to get beat over the top and they knew the threats we had with Marqise (Lee) and Robert (Woods) so they played very deep and played a lot of two high defenses which forced us to run the ball which we did very well,'' Barkley said. ''It just happened to be one of those games.''
Barkley attempted only 10 passes in the second half, completing just three. When the Trojans faced third downs, they often chose to hand off to either Silas Redd o...
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The expectations were enormous for USC coming into the season, primarily on the offensive side of the ball.
There was the dynamic playcalling of Lane Kiffin, who appeared to dial up all the right plays at the right time at the end of last season.
He had his major toys returning. After all, it was supposed to be like a video game. Matt Barkley was the leader out of the gate to...
Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown in the first half, Jawanza Starling forced and recovered Keith Price's fumble inside the USC 5-yard line in the fourth quarter, and the No. 11 Trojans overcame offensive inconsistency for a 24-14 win over Washington on Saturday night.
Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Matt...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown in the first half, Jawanza Starling forced and recovered Keith Price's fumble inside the USC 5-yard line in the fourth quarter, and the No. 11 Trojans overcame offensive inconsistency for a 24-14 win over Washington on Saturday night.
Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first...
No. 11 USC defeated Washington 24-14 Saturday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Trojans improve to 5-1 on the season. Silas Redd and Jawanza Starling took media questions after the game.
No. 11 USC defeated Washington 24-14 on Saturday in Seattle. Coach Lane Kiffin talked with the media following the Trojans' win.
(SEATTLE) - Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, Jawanza Starling forced a key fumble, and No. 11 USC overcame an inconsistent offense in a 24-14 win over Washington on Saturday night.
USC captains Nickell Robey and T.J. McDonald say they love to play in hostile environments. Last week at Utah could prove to be just a primer for the crowd expected at Washington.
SEATTLE - Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds was in attendance Saturday at CenturyLink Field as Washington could not overcome a rough first half and the USC Trojans held on for a 24-14 win in front of an announced crowd of 66,202.
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