COL FB: Southern Cal 48, California 14

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Southern California, riding Matt Barkley's school record-tying five touchdowns, overwhelmed California 48-14 Saturday.

COL FB: Southern Cal 32, Minnesota 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Woods returned a kickoff 97 yards in the third quarter Saturday, sparking Southern California to a 32-21 victory over Minnesota.

USC's Barkley has wrist surgery

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley went under the knife Tuesday in what was called minor wrist surgery.

COL FB: USC 24, Boston College 13

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Quarterback Matt Barkley accounted for three touchdowns Saturday, leading USC to a 24-13 win over Boston College at the Emerald Bowl in rainy San Francisco.

COL FB: Washington 16, Southern Cal 13

SEATTLE, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Erik Folk kicked a 22-yard field goal with three seconds left Saturday to give the Washington Huskies a 16-13 win over third-ranked Southern Cal.

Report: USC quarterback may be sidelined

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- USC quarterback Matt Barkley may miss Saturday's contest at Washington because of a bruised shoulder, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Wednesday.

COL FB: Southern Cal 56, San Jose State 3

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Joe McKnight rushed for two touchdowns and 145 yards Saturday to lead fourth-ranked Southern California to a 56-3 win over San Jose State.

USC receiver breaks collarbone

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Junior wide receiver Ronald Johnson of USC will miss the next six weeks with a fractured left collarbone.

USC to start freshman quarterback

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Freshman Matt Barkley was named the starting quarterback for pre-season No. 4 Southern California Thursday by Coach Pete Carroll.
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Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley (born September 8, 1990) is an American football quarterback and student athlete at the University of Southern California, playing for the Trojans football team. As a high school player, Barkley was named 2007 football Gatorade National Player of the Year, and then the 2007 Gatorade national male athlete of the year, becoming the first non-senior to win both awards. Barkley also won the 2007 Glenn Davis Award, given to best high school football player in Southern California, as well as the inaugural Joe Montana Award as the nation's top high school quarterback.

Barkley is rated as the first overall prospect in the nation for the Class of 2009 by ESPN. At one point, he was also rated the first overall prospect by Rivals.com (he ranked 5th in the final rankings). Quarterback coach Steve Clarkson described Barkley as a cross between Joe Montana and Tom Brady.

Barkley attended Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana, California. In 2005, he became the first freshman quarterback to start at Mater Dei High School since Todd Marinovich. As a freshman he passed for 1,685 yards and 10 touchdowns, but suffered a season-ending injury (broken collarbone) during the playoffs in a quarter-final win over Colton High School. Ironically, the injury was caused by future USC teammate, running back Allen Bradford, who played linebacker in high school.

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