Found September 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three days after Southern California's comeback season got derailed at Stanford, the 13th-ranked Trojans still can't quite believe how quickly their imperfections were exposed. Robert Woods said Tuesday he's still in shock. Matt Barkley says he wasn't expecting the loaded Trojans to struggle in any game the way they did in their 21-14 loss, leading to an 11-spot drop in the rankings this week. But the senior quarterback has reminded his teammates it's only September, which means USC's dreams of major postseason success after a two-year absence are still very much alive. The Trojans must patch their struggling offensive line in time to face California at the Coliseum on Saturday, so coach Lane Kiffin has re-opened competition for Aundrey Walker's starting job at left tackle.

USC Trojans Football: What Went Wrong at The Farm?

The USC Trojans football team dropped their first game of the season to Stanford in Palo Alto on Saturday, marking the first time USC has lost four straight to the Cardinal. Stanford Cardinal fans rushed the field after the football team beat the USC Trojans, 21-14, on Saturday night. It wasn’t quite as shocking a loss as many have claimed; Stanford was ranked, after all, and they’ve...

Barkley plummets in latest Heisman poll

USC quarterback Matt Barkley is no longer the prohibitive favorite to win this year's Heisman Trophy. In fact, he's not even the leading USC candidate in his own huddle. Barkley, who threw two interceptions in Saturday's 21-14 loss at Stanford, fell from first to tied for seventh in the latest HeismanPundit poll. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, who threw five...

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Week 3 of the college football season is in the books, and the race for the 2012 Heisman Trophy has been dramatically altered. USC’s Matt Barkley is the latest preseason favorite to stumble, throwing two interceptions in a huge loss to Stanford. If you had told me before the year began that Barkley, Denard Robinson and Montee Ball would all be out [...]

California-Southern Cal Preview

Matt Barkley and his Southern California teammates saw their season get derailed last week against a team that's had their number the past few seasons. They'll try to get it back on track by hosting an in-state rival the Trojans have all but owned lately. Thirteenth-ranked USC looks for a ninth straight win against California on Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum in the...

Heisman Weekend Wrap Up

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USC quarterback Matt Barkley returned for his senior season, saying that he had unfinished business. After losing to Stanford 21-14, is Barkley's mission still possible?

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USC Trojans fans watched in stunned disbelief Saturday as their National Championship hopes spiraled down the drain in a 21-14 loss to the Stanford Cardinal.Not only did the loss communicate clearly that the Trojans were not ready for the Big Game, but revealed serious *****’s in the armor of the former number two poseur.Quarterback Matt Barkley had helmed what was heralded as...

The unlikable Lane Kiffin is right to criticize the underachieving Matt Barkley for their struggles in Troy

After struggling mightily in Saturday’s 21-14 loss to Stanford University in Palo Alto, University of Southern California Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin harshly criticized senior quarterback Matt Barkley for making “two of the worst decisions” in their three years together. … Continue reading →

Postgame: Barkley and McDonald

USC seniors Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald talk to the media following the Trojans 21-14 loss to Stanford.

Geno Smith takes over lead in Heismanpundit/ Heisman Straw Poll

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is the new leader in the latest edition of the Heismanpundit/ Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday. Smith, a senior, captured eight of the 11 first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters, totalling 24 points. He replaced USC’s Matt Barkley atop the survey after Stanford’s upset of the Trojans this past weekend...

No. 9 Stanford looking forward, not back

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