MINNESOTA (AP) – Robert Woods returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown to jumpstart USC’s sluggish offense and the 18th-ranked Trojans pulled away for a 32-21 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Allen Bradford rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Trojans (3-0) returned to a power running game with quarterback Matt Barkley struggling.
Barkley threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns. But he also threw his first two interceptions of the year.
Adam Weber had a tough day for the Golden Gophers (1-2), who lost last week to FCS South Dakota. He was just 15 of 29 for 224 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
USC trailed 14-13 with under six minutes to go in the third quarter when Woods came through with his big return.
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