Posted September 09, 2012 on
USC players Matt Barkley, Marqise Lee, and Dion Bailey talked to the media following their 42-29 win over Syracuse.

Breslin impressing in first season at USC

If you observed USC defensive end Morgan Breslin during fall camp, chances were you didn't see much. Head coach Lan Kiffin likes to use the word "flash." If a player has a good day of practice or does something that was unexpected, Kiffin will say this player or that player "flashed today." He wasn't saying that a whole lot about Breslin except when...

TWICF - This Week in College Football: 9/8/12

Last week was pretty uneventful that included the trouncing Alabama gave Michigan (I hate saying this) in Texas Stadium 41-14.  Most of the cupcake games that were scheduled were over early, as six of the top ten games (USC, LSU, Oregon, Florida State and West Virginia, including Alabama) were decided by at least 23 points. This week should look very similar to last week as...

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, Postgame

No. 2 USC improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating Syracuse 42-29 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. USC Coach Lane Kiffin addressed the media following the game...

Barkley the strong leader in latest Heismanpundit/ Heisman Straw Poll, but new faces emerge

USC quarterback Matt Barkley continued to hold a strong lead in the latest edition of the Heismanpundit/ Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday. Barkley collected nine of 11 first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters, and totaled 28 points, doubling the score of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, who was second with 14 points. It’s the third week in a [...]

Wood Perfect in College Debut

USC sophomore placekicker Andre Heidari did not make the trip to New Jersey with the Trojans due to an undisclosed injury. In his absence, freshman walk on Alex Wood was called upon to kick for USC.

Grimble Breaks His Way into End Zone

The Trojans handed Syracuse a 42-29 loss in New Jersey on Saturday. Tight end Xavier Grimble caught his first touchdown of the season for USC in the winning effort.

Barkley throws for six TDs in USC win

Matt Barkley threw a career-best six touchdown passes, and Robert Woods was spectacular with 200 all-purpose yards and two scores, to help No. 2 Southern California shake free of Syracuse 42-29 on Saturday. The rare trip to the northeast for the Trojans was choppy at times, and Syracuse's hurry-up offense kept USC working hard for four quarters at MetLife Stadium. Ryan Nassib...

Barkley, No. 2 USC shake Syracuse 42-29

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Matt Barkley matched a school record with six touchdown passes, and Robert Woods was spectacular with 200 all-purpose yards and two scores, helping No. 2 Southern California shake free of Syracuse 42-29 on Saturday. The rare trip to the Northeast for the Trojans was choppy at times, and Syracuse's hurry-up offense kept USC working hard for four...

RECAP: USC Wins a "Weird" One

No. 2 USC traveled to New Jersey to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, defeating the Orange 42-29. "Just kind of weird," was how USC Coach Lane Kiffin described the half-empty stadium, the weather delay, and the overall atmosphere of the trip.

College Fantasy Football: Champs And Chumps Week 2

Champs of the Week:1.     Matt Barkley, QB, USC- 187 passing yards, 6 TD’sWhat an incredible stat line. If Matt Barkley threw his sixth touchdown pass and immediately did the Heisman pose, I would have had no issue with it because he already looks to be well on his way to securing that bronze trophy. This game really displayed how efficient and talented this Barkley is. Of...

USC heads home with plenty to work out

A slow start for the offense. A sluggish second half on defense. And an injury to a key player. No. 2 Southern California headed back home after its victorious trip to the Northeast with plenty of reasons for tempered enthusiasm. ''We've got so much work to do. You saw that today,'' USC coach Lane Kiffin said after a 42-29 victory against Syracuse at MetLife...

Can Syracuse Shock the World Today? The Orange Players Certainly Think So

For a team that lost in a heartbreaker in its home-opener to take on the #2 team in the nation, the odds are stacked against Syracuse at MetLife, right? Not so fast. The Orange has put the disappointment of last week behind it, and plans for different results today. The mindset all week has been to execute the game plan perfectly, by shutting down Matt Barkley and the powerhouse...

Scouting Notebook: Arkansas Loses, Barkley vs. Nassib, Multi-Game Scouting Notes, and Top 10

While Week 2 didn’t feature nearly as many big time match-ups from a scouting perspective, it did show how vulnerable Arkansas’s offense (and what this means with or without Tyler Wilson) is and the “battle’ between Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib (which ended up being a bit one-sided). Along with those main storylines, we have scouting notes from across our staff on Penn...

USC Trojans football vs. Syracuse: Game Notes from New Jersey

The USC Trojans football team beat Syracuse, 42-29, on Saturday – but beware the final score: it makes the win seem much more convincing than it felt to Trojans fans who made the trip to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The USC Trojans faced Syracuse at MetLife Stadium under stormy skies that delayed the game 70 minutes while the area was under a tornado warning This writer...

Week 2 Fizz Five: SU Loses But Carries Away Positives & Ashton Broyld is Fiesty

Syracuse fought hard Saturday against the mighty Trojans, but fell 42-29 at Metlife Stadium. Matt Barkley did what NFL caliber QB’s do, and passed for six touchdowns, as SU couldn’t stop the playmakers on the USC sideline. Let’s keep in mind this was the 2nd ranked team in the nation. Syracuse showed a ton a resiliency all day, but does still drop to 0-2 in this young season...
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