Hero: USC quarterback Matt Barkley. The freshman overcame a bruised shoulder and threw two touchdown passes in the first half, including a 57-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Damian Williams.
Goat: USC’s coaches. Opening up the playbook came a week late for the Trojans.
Key stat: USC was penalized 13 times for 115 yards.
Quote: “You won’t be able to hang in tough games (when you play) like that.”
— USC coach Pete Carroll