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Oregon still has a chance, however slight, to be in the mix for the national championship game. They're just going to need some help.
OK, a lot of help.
First, the No. 5 Ducks have to beat rival Oregon State in the Civil War next Saturday. That's a challenge, because the game is in Corvallis, where the Beavers are known for big upsets. And Oregon State is no slouch this season with only two losses.
Then, they'd be helped if UCLA beat Stanford next week in Los Angeles. The Cardinal knocked the Ducks off the top of the AP rankings with a 17-14 overtime victory Saturday night.
But most of all the Ducks need Notre Dame to lose to USC next weekend. But the Fighting Irish are undefeated and the status of Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley is uncertain after taking a hard hit in a loss to the Bruins.
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Matt Barkley was supposed to contend for the Heisman and the national title as a senior, but instead, his year might be over following an injury during USC's loss to UCLA.
Yesterday UCLA won the battle of Los Angeles as they handed it to Matt Barkley and former preseason number one USC (let that marinade for a second). Jonathan Franklin sealed the deal with this sweet TD run followed by a throat slash. Gus Johnson caps it all off with a call of “U-C-L-A” as Franklin gives the gesture.
The throat slash is one of my favorite “post play” gestures...
The chances of USC taking down no. 1 ranked Notre Dame on Saturday have already taken a big hit with the news that Trojan starting quarterback Matt Barkley is out with an AC injury in his shoulder.
"Barkley hurt the shoulder when he was sacked with two-plus minutes
remaining in USC's 38-28 loss at the Rose Bowl. He was examined on the
field by the school's...
USC senior QB Matt Barkley will not start Saturday’s game against Notre Dame due to an AC sprain in his shoulder.Redshirt Freshman Max Wittek will start in his place. Head coach Lane Kiffin did not elaborate on if Barkley is available as a reserve, but we doubt it. The senior has struggled a bit in recent weeks, causing Trojans fans to lose patience, but they may not like the results...
Southern Cal star quarterback and projected #1 overall pick for this coming NFL Draft, Matt Barkley has been confirmed OUT for their game against Notre Dame.Lane Kiffin confirms Matt Barkley is out for Notre Dame.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 19, 2012This is a huge blow to USC’s chances for an upset, and should have Notre Dame fan’s brimming with confidence. It...
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley left Saturday's game after being sacked by UCLA's Anthony Barr. Barkley did not return to the game.
The road to the BCS National Championship may have got a bit easier.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley has officially been ruled out for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame. USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced the bad news to the media in a teleconference.
Sitting at No. 1 in the BCS rankings, Notre Dame just has to beat USC to move on to the national title game. They’ll face first...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced that senior quarterback Matt Barkley will be out for the game against Notre Dame this coming Saturday. Barkley suffered an AC sprain late in the loss to UCLA.
Without Barkley, Notre Dame seems like a lock for the BCS title game.
Of course this is college football and crazy stuff happens.
Kiffin on Matt Barkley said out for Notre Dame.
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley is out for the Trojans' regular season finale hosting Notre Dame. Redshirt freshman Max Wittek will make his first career start.
With senior quarterback Matt Barkley shelved after suffering a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder against UCLA, the USC Trojans will start redshirt freshman Max Wittek against the University of Notre Dame and their smothering defense on Saturday night … Continue reading →
BCS National Championship: Notre Dame vs. AlabamaNotre Dame is just one game away from running the table, including wins over #13 Oklahoma, #19 Michigan, Michigan State, and possibly USC. The Trojans starting QB Matt Barkley will not play due to an injury, but that does not lessen the significance of the game for the Fighting Irish; a win will mean a BCS title birth.It did not take...
Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network joins Fox Sports Tonight and talks about USC's next quarterback taking over for Matt Barkley.
After another crazy weekend featuring countless upsets and last second victories throughout the college football ever changing landscape, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide are now projected to meet for the BCS Championship. Although, as we have seen over the past few weeks, anything can change. It happens on the field, it happens in the BCS Standings and it happens...