Matt Barkley had a career day against Colorado, throwing six touchdowns and completing 19 of 20 passes for 298 yards. Those six touchdowns brought Barkley up to 102 touchdowns for his career at USC, which sets both school and conference records.
Barkley's first touchdown was a 55 yard throw to Marqise Lee on the second play of the game. Four minutes later, Barkley would then find Robert Woods for 39 yards to widen the lead to 14-0. Barkley would add three more connections with Woods, hitting him for 29, 17 and three yards in the second and third quarters to widen the lead to 40-6. Barkley would throw the other touchdown pass to Xavier Grimble for eight yards.