Last-Minute Blunder

Why didn’t Lane Kiffin spike the ball at midfield with less than 20 seconds remaining? Matt Barkley said he did not make those decisions, so that left Kiffin.

He did not address this during a hectic post-game press conference when it was mentioned.

It was an awful sight watching the clock wind down and then Barkley heaving a pass down sideline when USC still could run 2-3 plays to get into field-goal range.