NCAA Game Summary - Southern California at Arizona|
(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Southern California 24, (18) Arizona 21
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Marc Tyler rushed for 160 yards and a score on
31 carries, as the USC Trojans held off the 18th-ranked Arizona Wildcats,
Matt Barkley completed 21-of-35 passes for 170 yards, a touchdown and an
interception for the Trojans (7-3, 4-3 Pac-10), who have won two in a row
since a loss to Oregon on October 30. Barkley also carried the ball five times
for 10 yards and a score.
Nick Foles connected on 32-of-48 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns for
the Wildcats (7-3, 4-3), who have lost two straight since winning three in a
The Wildcats got the ball to start the game and marched right down the field.
Alex Zendejas, however, missed a 34-yard field goal.
The Trojans' first possession of the contest resulted in a 10-play, 80-yard
drive. Barkley capped the march with a one-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead
with 4:13 left.
Foles fumbled the ball on Arizona's next possession, leading to Rhett
Ellison's seven-yard TD catch for a 14-0 margin with 1:34 to go.
The Wildcats bridged the first and second frames with a nine-play, 80-yard
drive. David Douglas ended the march with a five-yard touchdown catch for a
14-7 contest with 12:50 remaining until half.
USC responded with an impressive 17-play, 66-yard march that Tyler capped with
a three-yard score for a 21-7 lead with 3:43 to go.
Travis Cobb caught a 31-yard TD pass on Arizona's next possession to cut the
gap to 21-14 at the half.
The Wildcats were driving early in the third quarter when David Douglas
fumbled. The Trojans capitalized with a Joe Houston 30-yard field goal to make
it 24-14 with 3:35 remaining.
Douglas caught an 11-yard touchdown pass with 1:01 left in the fourth to cut
the deficit to three, 24-21. It proved to be too late, as USC recovered the
ensuing onside kick.
USC owns a 27-7 series advantage over Arizona, but the Wildcats did win last
season's meeting by a 21-17 final to halt a seven-game skid to the
Trojans...Douglas caught six passes for 44 yards...Terrence Miller hauled in
seven passes for 116 yards for Arizona.
11/13 23:50:42 ET