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Although Matt Barkley has already graduated from USC, he's eager to get to work on his final college project.
After a two-year wait for the chance to play for a national championship, the senior quarterback leads the No. 1 Trojans into their season opener Saturday against Hawaii and new coach Norm Chow.
The Coliseum is sold out in anticipation of a return to dominance by USC, which reigned atop college football for a good part of the previous decade while Barkley was a wide-eyed fan growing up in Orange County.
Barkley is at the controls of an offense with an impressive array of talent, including 1,000-yard receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and 1,000-yard rushers Curtis McNeal and Silas Redd.
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The 2012 college football season kicks off tonight, and isportsweb is previewing this year’s Heisman Trophy favorites.
Each week, we’ll update the list with new stats and information as some players make their way into the Heisman conversation and others drop out of the race.
2012 Preseason Heisman Trophy Favorites
Matt Barkley – QB, USC
According to Vegas odds, Barkley...
Sensational senior quarterback Matt Barkley and the University of Southern California Trojans will host the University of Hawaii Warriors later tonight to commence the 2012 campaign at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Led by the 21-year-old Barkley, who has tossed … Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES -- The Heisman campaign for USC quarterback Matt Barkley is alive and well, so let the talk for Marqise Lee ensue.
Barkley declared he returned to USC because he had "Unfinished Business," and he played like it. Barkley didn't disappoint completing 23 of 38 passes for 372 yards, and four touchdowns. He had 309 yards and three of those touchdowns were before...
The 2012 USC Trojans are up next in our series titled, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." Could this be the crowning season for Matt Barkley? Lets find out.The post The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2012 USC Trojans appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
"Prep Not Hype" has been the phrase of the fall for USC. On Saturday, they proved it to be true, handing Hawaii a season opening loss 49-10. USC Coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley spoke with the media following the win.
It only took one play on offense for the Trojans to put six on the board, after a Matt Barkley to Marqise Lee 75 yard touchdown... USC leads Hawaii 35-0 at the half.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and No. 1 Southern California rolled to a 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Matt Barkley kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign with 377 yards passing and four touchdowns, and Lee caught 10 passes for 197 yards for the Trojans...
This year’s Trojan squad enters the season with the motto “Unfinished Business,” alluding to, of course, the sanctions that made them unable to compete for a National Championship title the past two years. Finally free of that albatross, USC looks to make a run for the title with just 75 scholarship players on the team, another remnant of the NCAA sanctions.
When South Carolina’s quarterback Connor Shaw injured his shoulder, forcing him into the locker room, the Gamecocks were more than allowed to feel a little fear. But any worry that Shaw might have created for the Gamecock faithful disappeared as a result of the performance Marcus Lattimore was putting on against Vanderbilt on college football’s opening night...
Our number one ranked team may come as no surprise to many. The USC Trojans are just ending a two-year probation period where they weren’t allowed to play in the Pac 12 championship game or a bowl game. While it has had an affect on their depth, the Trojans are loaded and in the questionable Pac 12 they should do just fine.
Lane Kiffin is in his third season...
Norm Chow waited 40 years to become a head coach at Hawaii. He'll have to wait at least two more weeks for his Warriors to get a bit more winnable game.
Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley on No. 1 Southern California's first play, and the Trojans rolled to a 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Duke transfer Sean Schroeder passed for 208...
USC walked away from their season opener against Hawai'i with a 49-10 win. After the game, we sat down with head coach Lane Kiffin and players Marqise Lee, Matt Barkley, and Hayes Pullard.