It was a day for records but not for defenses.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley passed for a school-record 468 yards during the Trojans' 48-41 victory over Arizona on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum, with receiver Robert Woods collecting 255 of them on the way to his career high.
The teams combined for a whopping 893 passing yards -- and 1,136 total -- and if it wasn't for two first-half interceptions by USC's T.J. McDonald, Arizona could have easily emerged with a victory.
Arizona quarterback Nick Foles completed 41 of 53 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns and was outplayed by his counterpart; Barkley was that impressive. The USC junior completed 32 of 39 passes with four touchdowns and one interception.
The Wildcats actually rushed for 129 yards, 15 more than the Trojans. That's a stunning development considering Arizona had struggled mightily to move the ball on the ground before the game.
USC 48, Arizona 41 (1:00 left in fourth quarter)
Crazy, crazy, crazy.
Arizona momentarily made a game of it after Nick Foles connected with Austin Hill in the back of the end zone on a four-yard touchdown play.
But the Wildcats couldn't recover the onside kick and USC will run out the clock.
The teams have combined for more than 1,000 yards, by the way. Where's a defensive coordinator when you need one?
USC 48, Arizona 34 (2:08 left in fourth quarter)
USC's defense got the stop it needed and now the Trojans are near midfield attempting to run out the clock.
It won't be a memorable day for the Trojans' defense. Besides safety T.J. McDonald's pair of first-half interceptions, Arizona has pretty much driven at will against USC.
USC 48, Arizona 34 (9:28 left in fourth quarter)
Matt Barkley now stands alone atop the USC single-game passing chart.
The junior broke Carson Palmer's record of 448 yards with a 25-yard completion to Brice Butler that gave Barkley 453 yards. Trojans running back Curtis McNeal then scored on a nine-yard touchdown run to restore USC's two-touchdown edge over pesky Arizona.