Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/11
During his weekly press conference, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said he'd take USC's Matt Barkley over Stanford's Andrew Luck in next year's NFL draft. It's likely that few in football share those sentiments - even after Barkley's prolific efforts last week - but Sarkisian may not have wanted to miss an opportunity for some gamesmanship with a player he helped recruit. Coming off a record-setting performance, Barkley looks to help the 18th-ranked Trojans avoid a third consecutive loss to their former offensive coordinator and the Huskies when the teams meet Saturday at the Coliseum. With Barkley under center, USC (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) has established one of the more potent passing attacks in the country. The junior quarterback is tied for third in the FBS with 28 passing touchdowns and ranks 12th with an average of 289.8 yards. Barkley was at his best last Friday, completing 25 of 39 passes for 318 yards and a school-record six TDs, leading the Trojans to a 42-17 win at Colorad...
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