It wasn't quite as dominant as their season opening win, but the USC Trojans dispatched the Syracuse Orange on Saturday with a 42-29 win behind quarterback Matt Barkley. Six more touchdown passes for Barkley certainly didn't hurt his chances for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
Barkley tied his own school record with six touchdown passes against Syracuse, the third time he has done so, giving him 90 touchdown passes in his career. Barkley completed 23 of 30 passes for 187 yards with one interception to go with his six scores.
On the season Barkley has thrown for 559 yards and completed 67.6% of his passes, with 10 touchdowns and one interception.
"[Barkley] played really well," head coach Lane Kiffin told the Daily Trojan. "Once again, weird environment today, weather issues, wind issues, and I thought he took care of the ball really well."
In fact, the weather conditions were just about the only thing that could slow down Barkley on Saturday, as the game was delayed for about 45 minutes after halftime with an impending storm coming. After the wait, Barkley threw four of his six touchdowns.
Barkley gets a chance to put up more numbers next weekend as the Trojans travel to Palo Alto to visit the Stanford Cardinal.
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