A dust storm hit Sun Devil Stadium late in the first quarter as Southern California tried to move the ball. By the time Arizona State got the ball back, swirling dirt and papers were gone, the wind was much calmer.
Things are getting a little heated between Pac-12 South division rivals, Arizona State and USC before the two schools meet up Saturday night in Tempe.
It’s a pivotal matchup in the new Pac-12 South, not to mention a matchup featuring a ranked team taking on a team that was ranked just last week. But USC’s Saturday trip to Arizona State still hasn’t drawn a lot of attention in the midst of conference realignment madness.
Matt Barkley passed for 324 yards and a school record-tying five touchdowns to five different receivers, and Southern California’s slumbering offense came alive after two mediocre outings in the Trojans’ 38-17 victory over previously unbeaten Syracuse Saturday night.
Winning the biggest game of college football’s opening weekend boosted LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25.
Robert Woods caught a school-record 17 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 Southern California hung on to spoil Jerry Kill’s coaching debut for Minnesota in a 19-17 victory Saturday.
Although Matt Barkley is heading into his third season as the starting quarterback at high-profile Southern California, he’s getting only a fraction of the national attention afforded to Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Mark Sanchez before him.
Southern California’s football practices used to be one of the best parties in a party town. Hundreds of fans, boosters and celebrities — and apparently a few unscrupulous characters, too — all gathered on the sidelines to watch the mighty Trojans’ workouts under coach Pete Carroll.
Allen Bradford rushed for 212 yards and caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley in the fourth quarter, and Southern California wrapped up its first season under NCAA sanctions with a 28-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night.
Southern California coach Lane Kiffin says quarterback Matt Barkley is likely to start for the Trojans in Saturday’s season finale at UCLA.
Quarterback Matt Barkley has watched Southern California’s first practice of the week on crutches with his sprained left ankle in a walking boot.
Southern California coach Lane Kiffin hopes Matt Barkley will play against Notre Dame after X-rays on the quarterback’s sprained left ankle showed no broken bones.
Ryan Katz threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns while Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 128 yards and another score, and Oregon State defeated No. 20 Southern California 36-7 Saturday night.
Marc Tyler ran for a career-high 160 yards and Southern California climbed into a tie with Arizona for third in the Pac-10 with a 24-21 victory over the 18th-ranked Wildcats on Saturday night.
Humbled in a blowout loss at Stanford, the 18th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are trying to stay relevant in a Pac-10 race that seems to be leaving them behind.