LOS ANGELES (AP)—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.
Barkley completed 26 of 39 passes without being intercepted. The junior from nearby Newport Beach threw for five touchdowns twice last season and is one of five players to accomplish the feat at USC. He has thrown nine TD passes while being picked off just once this year.
Quarterback Ryan Nassib completed his first 11 passes for 74 yards, but finished 25 of 37 for 230 yards for the outmanned Orange (2-1).