Boxscore
Southern California 17, Virginia 14
Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Location - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Attendance - 81375

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Virginia 0 7 0 7 14
Southern California 0 14 0 3 17

Recap

Matt Barkley threw two touchdown passed and the University of Southern California defense rebounded from a lackluster performance last week to lead the Trojans to a 17-14 victory over Virginia on Saturday.

Barkley and the Trojans offense only had one big quarter, but it was enough to earn the victory as the USC defense kept Virginia bottled up for most of the game.

Barkley completed 20-of-35 passes for 202 yards. He was not intercepted and tossed both of his scoring strikes in the second quarter.

The teams combined for 21 points in the final four minutes of the first half after a scoreless first quarter. USC (2-0) opened the scoring on a 4-yard TD pass from Barkley to Jordan Cameron with 3:43 left in the second quarter. Virginia answered 2:30 later with a 6-yard TD run by Keith Payne to make it 7-7.

Barkley gave USC the lead for good with just one second left before halftime when he found Brandon Carswell down the middle of the Cavaliers defense for a 12-yard scoring strike to put the Trojans ahead 14-7 at the break.

USC added a 34-yard field goal by Joe Houston with 5:34 to play to cap their scoring.

It was a bounce-back performance for the Southern California defense, which was shredded for 588 yards, including 459 passing, by Hawaii in the Trojans' season-opening victory last week. The Trojans effectively shut down the passing game against Virginia (1-1), allowing quarterback Marc Verica just 189 yards passing with 82 of them coming on a scoring drive in the final minute with the game effectively decided.

Verica finished 17-of-37 with a TD and an interception. He hit Kris Burd for a 3-yard TD with seven seconds left to cut the lead to 17-14, but the Cavaliers were unable to recover an onside kick and USC ran out the final seconds.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 3:43
Southern California   TD  Southern California 7 - Virginia 0
2nd Quarter - 1:14
Virginia   TD  Southern California 7 - Virginia 7
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Southern California   TD  Southern California 14 - Virginia 7
4th Quarter - 5:52
Southern California   FG  Southern California 17 - Virginia 7
4th Quarter - 0:04
Virginia   TD  Southern California 17 - Virginia 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Virginia Southern California
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Virginia Southern California
Score 14 17
First Downs 22 18
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 340 329
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-150 33-127
Average/Rush 4.2 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 17-36 20-35
Passing Yards 190 202
Average/Pass Play 5.0 5.5
Penalties-Yards 9-101 13-150
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 28:24 31:32

PLAYER STATS

Virginia (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Verica 17/36 190 1 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Barkley 20/35 202 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. Jones 14 77 5.5 0
K. Payne 12 57 4.8 1
T. Smith 1 16 16.0 0
K. Burd 1 6 6.0 0
M. Milien 1 2 2.0 0
R. Horne 2 0 0.0 0
M. Verica 5 -8 -1.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Tyler 18 67 3.7 0
D. Baxter 9 49 5.4 0
A. Bradford 3 10 3.3 0
M. Barkley 3 1 0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Torchia 5 73 14.6 0
D. Inman 3 54 18.0 0
P. Jones 3 26 8.7 0
T. Smith 2 20 10.0 0
K. Burd 3 19 6.3 1
R. Horne 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Woods 3 64 21.3 0
R. Johnson 5 58 11.6 0
S. Havili 3 22 7.3 0
M. Tyler 2 18 9.0 0
J. Cameron 2 16 8.0 1
B. Carswell 2 14 7.0 1
D. Baxter 2 8 4.0 0
D. Ausberry 1 2 2.0 0
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