The weather slowed the game down at the half, but not the Trojan offense. In fact, the offense started firing on all cylinders in the second half as the Trojans shut down the Orange 42-29 with a victory that was mostly decisive.
Matt Barkley had a school-record six touchdown passes on his 22nd birthday. Wide receiver Robert Woods showed his ankle is healthy as he darted and dashed around, through and over Syracuse’s defense making big plays when USC really needed him to be.
Sophomore tight end Xavier Grimble went pure beast mode on the Syracuse D, battling his way through four defensive linemen on his way to a TD.
Marqise Lee further solidified his superstar status with 11 catches and three touchdowns, but in this outing, it was Woods who took the full glare of the spotlight in front of New York Media.