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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, leading to a disheartening 39-36 loss in the desert.
Lee broke the Pac-12 record with 345 yards receiving and Barkley set the school record with 493 yards passing, but they couldn't connect on a last-second heave into the end zone.
USC, the preseason No. 1, dropped eight spots with the loss to No. 18 in the AP Top 25.
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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...
Both of these teams have been tested this season, but still stand with no losses. Will those streaks end this week?
New Heisman front runner, Kansas State QB Colin Klein showed the college football world last week they need to take the Wildcats seriously after they dispatched former Heisman front runner QB Geno Smith and the WV Mountaineers handedly in Morgantown 55-14. The Wildcats...
There was plenty to get excited about over the weekend in our 9th week of college football. Some conference races got very interesting. Previously labeled “pretenders” became contenders. South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore suffered a gruesome knee injury.
Lots of action, so let’s recap the highlights.
(1) Alabama 38 (11) Mississippi State 7
So much emphasis was put on...
USC dropped to 6-2 on the season after suffering an upset loss at Arizona, 39-36. Coach Lane Kiffin addressed the media following the loss.
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...
Despite receiver Marqise Lee’s record-setting efforts, the USC Trojans fell to Arizona on Saturday, with their second loss ending any remaining national title aspirations.
Lee had a monster day, breaking both the USC and Pac-12 single-game records for receiving yards, with 16 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns, but he left the field in tears after failing to catch Matt Barkley’s...
1. The Oregon Ducks will force Four Turnovers:With Matt Barkley having thrown eight INT's this season, and two INT's against the Arizona Wildcats last week, the Oregon Ducks will look to put pressure on the quarterback early and often in this Saturday's contest.Wideouts Robert Woods and Marqise Lee of USC will be the primary play-makers for Barkley and the Trojans...
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...
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...
It was supposed to be The Game of the Century, but now it isn't even the game of the week.
Preaseason, the SC Trojans were coronated resurgent, certain to be 8-0 and ranked one or two in the country for their epic confrontation with the upstart Oregon Ducks. The Men of Troy were certain to slash and pillage their way through the PAC-12, decimating opponents 70-14 and 49-0 as...
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...