NCAA Game Summary - California at U-S-C|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: USC 48, California 14
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Barkley threw for 352 yards and a
school record-tying five touchdowns to lead the USC Trojans in a 48-14 rout of
the California Golden Bears in a Pac-10 bout at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Barkley completed 25-of-37 passes to pace the Trojans (5-2, 2-2 PAC-10) in the
win, with Robert Woods hauling in seven passes for 116 yards and two
touchdowns. Ronald Johnson caught seven passes as well for USC, gaining 45
yards and scoring twice in the process. Marc Tyler produced 79 yards and
scored a touchdown on just seven carries to lead the Trojan ground-game, while
C.J. Gable added 72 yards on 13 attempts.
Kevin Riley threw for 193 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in
the loss for Cal (3-3, 1-2), while Shane Vereen ran for 53 yards to go with
three receptions for 45 yards and a score. Keenan Allen grabbed four balls for
61 yards and a score for the Golden Bears in the setback.
The first quarter was all USC, as the Trojans scored 14 unanswered points,
beginning with a 16-yard toss from Barkley to Woods early in the frame.
Barkley then found David Ausberry with a 22-yard completion late in the
The second quarter was more of the same, as the Trojans rolled to a 42-0
halftime advantage. Tyler found the end zone following an 11-yard scamper to
give USC a 21-0 lead early in the period, while a nine-yard strike from
Barkley to Woods midway through the frame made it 28-0. Barkley then found
Johnson on scoring strikes of eight and 11 yards with under a minute to go in
A 27-yard Joe Houston field goal gave the Trojans a 45-0 lead late in the
The Golden Bears finally got on the board late in the stanza, as Riley hooked
up with Vereen on a 31-yard TD completion.
Houston connected from 27 yards out early in the fourth quarter to give the
Trojans a 48-7 lead.
The Golden Bears added another score late in the frame, as Riley found Allen
with an eight-yard TD strike, but by then it was too late as the visitors took
the 34-point tumble.
The Golden Bears, who converted only 2-of-10 on third down, gained just 245
yards of total offense during the meeting, compared to that of USC which
amassed 602 yards on the day.
10/16 19:57:25 ET