Things have been more of the same in the third quarter, as the USC Trojans have one again scored two touchdowns in a quarter as the UCLA Bruins have shown no answer for Matt Barkley and the Trojan offense. USC has amassed 453 yards of total offense, and have fought on leaving records in their wake and the score 43-0. UCLA has shown no signs in the second half of closing the gap in this game.
Robert Woods, with 11 catches through three quarters has blown past Keyshawn Johnson's record for single season catches. Matt Barkley has tied the USC single season record for touchdown passes with 38. Not only that, but Woods and Marquise Lee with 23 catches through three quarters have blown past the USC single season record for most catches by two teammates; the records for yards by a receiving duo; and they have also tied the school's single season record for touchdowns by a receiving duo.
UCLA received the kickoff to start the second half, but they came out desperate. Down by 29, they elected to go for it on fourth and 2 from the USC 47 but Nelson Rosario was able to break up Kevin Prince's pass. Matt Barkley only need one complete pass to make UCLA pay for the turnover on downs, as a 52 yard strike for Barkley to Marquise Lee put the Trojans up 36-0.
UCLA's next drive ended in a punt that was downed on the USC 7. However, this was of little consequence to the USC Trojans, who didn't do anything close to taking their foot off the pedal. Matt Barkley drove the offense 93 yards, including a 57 yard strike to Lee, and the touchdown pass to Woods.