When USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley announced he would be returning for his senior season the unfinished business he referenced was, no doubt, the chance to play in a BCS bowl since the two-year bowl ban the program had been under was over. USC suffered an early season loss to Stanford, but with games against #2 Oregon and #5 Notre Dame ahead on the schedule the Trojans still have a realistic shot at that goal.
From an individual standpoint Barkley entered the season as the favorite for this year’s Heisman Trophy. While a couple of subpar games (and West Virginia’s Geno Smith) have hurt those chances a bit Barkley has still put together a good season and remarkable career.
In today’s game against the Colorado Buffaloes Matt Barkley became the first quarterback in USC history to throw 100 career touchdown passes. And he set a new conference record in the process.
The man Barkley passed in both record books had this to say.
— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) October 20, 2012
Barkley has five games remaining after today, not including the Pac-12 championship and a bowl game, to stretch his lead atop both lists.
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