Los Angeles News
SALT LAKE CITY—The University of Southern California Trojans scored 28 straight points to overtake the University of Utah Utes Thursday night. Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley was 23/30 passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a Pac 12 showdown where the No. 13 team found themselves down 14-0 in the first three minutes of the game.
The Trojans, playing in Salt Lake City for the first time in 95 years, had two turnovers 1:16 minutes apart on the first two possessions after the opening kickoff.
Lotulelei fell on the fumble to incite pure elation from the crowd of 46,037 in Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes quickly took advantage and scored on an 11-yard pass.
Southern Cal (4-1, 2-1) bounced back, led by Heisman candidate Barkley, and had two quick strikes to break open a three-point game in the fourth quarter. Leading 24-21, Barkley found wide receiver Marqise Lee for an 83-yard touchdown.
On the Utes ensuing possession, USC cornerback Nickell Robey grabbed an interception from Utah quarterback Jon Hays and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown making the score 38-28. In addition to Barkley’s stellar stats, Marqise Lee finished with 12 catches for 192 yards as the Trojans secured the road victory.
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