facebook
twitter
search
search

Southern Cal's Barkley out for Sun Bowl

Dec. 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley will miss the Trojans' Sun Bowl appearance because of a shoulder injury, Coach Lane Kiffin said Thursday.

Barkley, a senior, was injured during USC's 38-28 loss to UCLA Nov. 17. He missed the Trojans' final regular-season game against Notre Dame, in which the No. 1-ranked Fighting Irish wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 22-13 win.

Freshman Max Wittek replaced Barkley against Notre Dame and Kiffin said Wittek would start at quarterback in the Sun Bowl Monday against Georgia Tech.

"I've worked as hard as I could to get back for this game and nature is not allowing it," Barkley said Thursday.

Barkley is considered one of the top quarterback prospects heading into the 2013 NFL draft.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall