USC’s Barkley, Woods Among Student-Athletes Of The Week
Matt Barkley and Robert Woods were named Student-Athletes of the Week for USC in part due to their record-setting performance on Saturday.
Both the senior quarterback and the junior wide receiver put up unsurpassed stats on the Coliseum’s scoreboard. Before the Trojans defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 50-6, Barkley threw six touchdowns, tying the USC single game touchdown record. According to the USC Athletic site, this included a school record-tying five touchdowns in the first half. This makes Barkley the PAC-12’s career TD pass record-holder with 102 touchdowns, breaking Matt Leinart’s previous record of 99.
The Heisman trophy candidate also completed 95% of his passes in the game, with only one incompletion, on a drop. Though just 0.8% shy of the NCAA record, Barkley at least set the PAC-12 record for highest completion percentage. His passing efficiency rating of 319.2 broke the PAC-12 game standard.
Woods may only be halfway through his junior season, but he continues to fill up record books along with Barkley. This All-American receiver set the USC career receptions record with 220 receptions, breaking Dwayne Jarrett’s mark of 216. He also broke USC’s single game TD catch record with four touchdowns, tying the PAC-12 record. Barkley connected with Woods for four TD passes in the first 35 minutes of play against the Buffs.
Representing the women for Student-Athlete of the Week was Kyung Kim. This freshman golfer won her first collegiate title while leading No. 3 USC to a four-stroke team win at Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday. Kim claimed the win with 7-under-206, three better than the second place finisher. Kim led the team to a combined 5-over 857 (286-285-286) at Stanford on the weekend.