USC vs. Arizona: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

Amy Lamare@GridironGoddessSenior Analyst IOctober 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Fullback Stanley Havili #31 of the USC Trojans breaks away from defenders Corey Hall #21 and Cam Nelson #20 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second quarter of the NCAA college football game at the Los Angeles Coliseum on December 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Arizona 39

USC 36

Arizona outlasted USC to win. I will be back in a few hours with my follow-up. For now, I'm going to go...commiserate with other heartbroken and angry Trojan fans. This was all a failure on the part of the coaching. Turnovers and penalties killed USC. It is not acceptable. Not by a long shot.

USC has decided to take the 4th quarter off. It is going to be a rough November for Trojan fans. Hint: My 10 things we learned piece is going to be BRUTAL later, folks.

Marqise Lee has broken a 16-year old USC record for receiving yards and set a new Pac-12 record through three quarters.

Marqise Lee had over 200 yards in the first half, helping USC get and maintain the lead over Arizona. Penalties are a huge issue, but USC is besting Arizona when it comes to sheer speed.

Marqise Lee with a 49 yard TD reception to give USC its first lea of the game.

Penalties are the name of the game, with USC racking them up on nearly every play.

Matt Barkley and the USC offense had a lengthy opening drive that resulted in Barkley throwing three picks in a row (2 dropped). Arizona then quickly turned that into the first score of the day.

USC faces off against the University of Arizona Wildcats in Tucson at 12:30 p.m. PT. This clash of Pac-12 South Division teams features Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez's high powered offense which will provide a good test for USC who faces Oregon next weekend.

USC is expected to further hone their new no-huddle style offense versus the Wildcats.

USC enters the game 6-1, while Arizona is 4-3.