Boxscore
Southern California 38, Utah 28
Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Rice-Eccles Stadium
Attendance - 46037

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern California 7 17 0 14 38
Utah 14 7 0 7 28

Recap

No. 12 USC 38, Utah 28: Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns and Marqise Lee had 12 receptions for 192 yards as No. 12 Southern California recovered from a dreadful start to knock off host Utah in Pac-12 action.

The Trojans (4-1, 2-1) spotted Utah 14 points early before dominating the second half and handing the Utes (2-3, 0-2) their second consecutive defeat.

USC trailed by 11 points in the second quarter before Barkley hit Randall Telfer on a 23-yard scoring pass and Robert Woods on a 6-yarder for a 24-21 halftime lead. Barkley connected on a career-long 83-yard scoring pass to Lee early in the fourth quarter and Nickell Robey scored on a 38-yard interception return as the Trojans took a 17-point lead.

Utah had a 14-0 advantage before the game was even three minutes old due to two USC fumbles. A rolling center snap by Khaled Holmes that Barkley was unable to secure was returned 8 yards for a touchdown by Nate Fakahafua. Another snap miscue set up an 11-yard scoring from Jon Hays to Kenneth Scott.

Silas Redd scored on a 2-yard run to get USC on the board but Utah’s led reached 21-10 when Hays connected on an 18-yard scoring pass to DeVonte Christopher with 8:54 left in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Woods caught six passes to tie Keary Colbert for second place in USC history with 207 receptions. Dwayne Jarrett holds the school record of 216 catches. … Hays was 19-of-32 passing for 160 yards and the costly interception … The teams were called for 27 penalties totaling 222 yards – USC drew 14 flags for 100 yards and the Utes were penalized 13 times for 122 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:13
Utah   TD  Utah 7 - Southern California 0
1st Quarter - 12:15
Utah   TD  Utah 14 - Southern California 0
1st Quarter - 7:12
Southern California   TD  Utah 14 - Southern California 7
2nd Quarter - 12:53
Southern California   FG  Utah 14 - Southern California 10
2nd Quarter - 8:54
Utah   TD  Utah 21 - Southern California 10
2nd Quarter - 7:54
Southern California   TD  Utah 21 - Southern California 17
2nd Quarter - 4:38
Southern California   TD  Utah 21 - Southern California 24
4th Quarter - 12:10
Southern California   TD  Utah 21 - Southern California 31
4th Quarter - 9:30
Southern California   TD  Utah 21 - Southern California 38
4th Quarter - 0:38
Utah   TD  Utah 28 - Southern California 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern California Utah
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 1 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern California Utah
Score 38 28
First Downs 22 15
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-11
45%
3-for-12
25%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 432 304
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-129 22-95
Average/Rush 4.0 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 23-30 23-38
Passing Yards 303 209
Average/Pass Play 10.1 5.4
Penalties-Yards 14-100 13-122
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 32:53 27:07

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Barkley 23/30 303 3 0
Utah (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hays 19/32 160 2 1
T. Wilson 4/6 49 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 17 77 4.5 1
D. Morgan 9 46 5.1 0
J. Akiba 2 12 6.0 0
M. Lee 1 11 11.0 0
M. Barkley 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. White IV 13 68 5.2 0
K. York 3 15 5.0 1
J. Hays 2 6 3.0 0
R. Dunn 2 4 2.0 0
T. Wilson 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Lee 12 192 16.0 1
R. Woods 6 69 11.5 1
R. Telfer 1 23 23.0 1
X. Grimble 2 16 8.0 0
S. Vainuku 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Christopher 5 62 12.4 1
D. Anderson 5 47 9.4 0
J. Murphy 5 41 8.2 0
K. Scott 2 23 11.5 1
A. Denham 1 11 11.0 0
L. Matthews 1 8 8.0 0
K. York 1 6 6.0 0
J. White IV 1 4 4.0 0
D. Rogers 1 4 4.0 0
D. Rolf 1 3 3.0 0
Advertisement