Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/14/12
Stanford is the only Pac-12 team USC quarterback Matt Barkley hasn’t beaten,  but the USC Trojans football team plans to change that this weekend when they take on the Cardinal in Palo Alto. Last season, #20 USC took on Andrew Luck and #6 Stanford at the Coliseum, losing 56-48  in triple overtime, in the highest-scoring game in Trojans’ history. This year, the roles are reversed: it’s USC with the veteran quarterback and the higher ranking coming into Stanford’s house, while the Cardinal aims to derail the Trojans’ national title hopes. Last year, Luck and Barkley went toe to toe, each throwing three touchdowns and one interception. Luck, the future #1 overall draft pick, had only a slight edge in passing yards and completion percentage. Barkley has the clear advantage over new Cardinal QB John Nunes. The Trojans’ four-year starter leads the nation with ten touchdown passes in just two games, while Nunes is still finding his stride after winning the starting role in preseason.
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