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USC football: Matt Barkley is Pac-12 offensive player of week

October 3, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Matt Barkley USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who established school single-game records for passing yardage and total offense in USC's victory over Arizona, has been selected Pacific 12 Conference offensive player of the week.

Barkley, a junior, passed for 468 yards and amassed 470 yards of total offense Saturday in the Trojans' 48-41 win over Arizona, which improved USC's record to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

Barkley completed 32 of 39 passes, threw for four touchdowns and rushed for one. Receiver Robert Woods took a short Barkley pass and turned it into an 82-yard touchdown, USC's longest touchdown pass play since 2001, when Carson Palmer and Kareem Kelly connected on a 93-yard play.

Barkley has completed 71% of his passes this season. He has 14 touchdowns, with four interceptions.

Washington State linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis and Arizona State kick returner Jamal Miles were selected defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.


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Photo: Matt Barkley. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / US Presswire