Barkley, McKnight drive USC to victory

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USC linebacker Chris Galippo rushed over to quarterback Matt Barkley with just more than seven minutes left inside raucous Ohio Stadium and told him to win the game. Full Story
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RLDeringer

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#1 Sep 13, 2009
C'mon Scott give Me a break You know as well as I do the Trojans were not going to let themselves lose this game. Too much poise , too much Pride. A few bumps on the road to Victory but what the heck do You expect ? The kid outplayed Pryor before 106,000 at the Horseshoe in Primetime in His 2nd game. GIve the Trojans a few weeks to put it together , they might just surprise you.
GTR

Mill Valley, CA

#2 Sep 13, 2009
Sir, I would suggest after reading many articles on the internet from Ohio to LA this late evening/morning recapping the game, this article is one of the"meeker" efforts I have read; if not the meekest. You obviously don't get IT.
old school trojan

Mexico

#3 Sep 13, 2009
Sometimes it better to be lucky than good and sometimes you are lucky AND good. USc was lucky and good on SAt night
No Distractions

El Segundo, CA

#4 Sep 13, 2009
Ohio State coaching sucks. They gave SC the game. They need to develop their QB and the plays they call only work when u got the fates guys. When everyone ids fast then nothing. Tressel has no B@##s. He should have gone for a TD instead of a field goal in the 3rd. Worse case if he misses the TD SC at that point in the game could not drive. SC in during the game only drove in Do or die moments. Other conferences, Pac-10 Rules!
Drunkoski

Chino, CA

#5 Sep 13, 2009
Nice win by the Trojans. Will follow up with 1 or 2 unexplainable losses in the Pac-10. Just like every year.
Motel George

Henderson, NV

#6 Sep 13, 2009
Best USC drive I have ever seen in 47 years of watching them. It was unforgettable and amazing. I was watching the game at a local casino here in Las Vegas and the crowd in the sportsbook was stunned.

I can't wait to see how they play against Oregon State and Cal.
pitrader

Naperville, IL

#7 Sep 13, 2009
Scott your a moron. You can't even recognize the greatness that was displayed.
That was not a second rate defense Barkley was up against. Luck is what you make it to be and it flows both ways.
This was a great victory in front of one of the most hostile environments in college football and Matt performed when he had too.
Get off your goof ball high horse and at least recognize the performance of the entire team.

“Jackie Robinson B-4 a Dodger”

Since: Jul 08

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#8 Sep 13, 2009
The last drive was very nice indeed and it showed that Barkely is not a typical teen-age QB, by keeping cool under pressure. McKnight is a complete stud and surely saved the day for USC by not allowing anyone to deny him the first down and maximizing his efforts for extra yardage on every one of his touches.

Having said that, Jim Tressel is a horrible coach, he showed he has no balls whatsoever throughout the game, his play calling was so predictable running the same play time and time again with Herron. And not sending any blitzes on the last drive to challenge Barkley. And also Pryor had no clue what to do with one minute left in the game. Tressel reminds me of Carl Dorell, he sucks!!

Other than that, congrats to USC on a great win.
Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Sep 13, 2009
In spite of all the hype, Barkley may turn out to be a very average quarterback. He doesn't see to see the field very well and as a result, he throws into coverage. His accuracy also leaves much to be desired. As is always the case with SC, he has a great offensive line protecting him and throws to receivers that no one in college football can cover. It becomes a game of pitch and catch. I have a feeling that we may see a lot of Aaron Corp before the season is over. Also, Ohio State may end up as the 3rd best team in the Big 10, behind Penn State and a rapidly improving Michigan team.
Football fan

San Diego, CA

#10 Sep 13, 2009
Good story. Had some depth and insight. The writer, to his credit, point out what USC accomplished but didn't allow all of the postgame rhetoric and self-congratulation to wash away significant factors. Well done.
Uncle_vito

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Sep 13, 2009
Drunkoski wrote:
Nice win by the Trojans. Will follow up with 1 or 2 unexplainable losses in the Pac-10. Just like every year.
I agree. USC won by luck in the last few minutes. Not going to work with the Pacific 10 teams.

Look at Cal. Should be ranked number 1.

Vito
R U Serious

Bellflower, CA

#12 Sep 13, 2009
Motel George wrote:
Best USC drive I have ever seen in 47 years of watching them. It was unforgettable and amazing. I was watching the game at a local casino here in Las Vegas and the crowd in the sportsbook was stunned.
I can't wait to see how they play against Oregon State and Cal.
A great drive against a HIGHLY overated team. Expect OSU to continue to dropping weekly in the polls. Their QB is a zero.

Since: Apr 08

Los Angeles, California

#13 Sep 13, 2009
Hard to put into words the entire gist of the Trojan performance Saturday night- but perhaps it can best be summed up by the words "Bitter Sweet."

First, sweet because it was yet another "glorious" victory for the men of troy. One that will definitely go down in the history books as a great comeback. 106,000 rocking the Horse Shoe in what was the largest crowd in Ohio St history. Defense definitely saved us. Gallipo interception and return for huge yardage gained us momentum. Key tackles by Taylor Mays and others on the line were huge. Barkley was headstrong and accurate when he needed to be- the last drive was textbook.

However, it was a bitter win. The offense and special teams have much room for improvement. If it weren't for the strong and powerful O-line, we probably wouldn't have had some of those big runs by McKnight or the holes needed to get those big 3d down conversions. Barkley, while deservedly getting lots of credit for the comeback, was less than spectacular. At times, he seemed like he was floating the ball. He needs to work on his mechanics and stop throwing off his back foot or he's going to start throwing some picks. But on the other hand, he showed the mental toughness and poise needed of a leader, and for that, he deserves the credit.

Great win. Difficult atmosphere to play in. Suredly, something to build on and hopefully be a stepping stone to improvement as the national championship hopes lay brimly on the horizon.

“Jackie Robinson B-4 a Dodger”

Since: Jul 08

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#14 Sep 13, 2009
SoCalMike wrote:
Hard to put into words the entire gist of the Trojan performance Saturday night- but perhaps it can best be summed up by the words "Bitter Sweet."
First, sweet because it was yet another "glorious" victory for the men of troy. One that will definitely go down in the history books as a great comeback. 106,000 rocking the Horse Shoe in what was the largest crowd in Ohio St history. Defense definitely saved us. Gallipo interception and return for huge yardage gained us momentum. Key tackles by Taylor Mays and others on the line were huge. Barkley was headstrong and accurate when he needed to be- the last drive was textbook.
However, it was a bitter win. The offense and special teams have much room for improvement. If it weren't for the strong and powerful ****-line, we probably wouldn't have had some of those big runs by McKnight or the holes needed to get those big 3d down conversions. Barkley, while deservedly getting lots of credit for the comeback, was less than spectacular. At times, he seemed like he was floating the ball. He needs to work on his mechanics and stop throwing off his back foot or he's going to start throwing some picks. But on the other hand, he showed the mental toughness and poise needed of a leader, and for that, he deserves the credit.
Great win. Difficult atmosphere to play in. Suredly, something to build on and hopefully be a stepping stone to improvement as the national championship hopes lay brimly on the horizon.
Any win is a good win, Mike...let's not go overboard however on this win being a "great comeback"? the score was 16-10 not 26-10. USC would be much better with Corp at QB, and I bet you felt the same way before the final drive, don't lie.
Chris

United States

#15 Sep 13, 2009
Wow, can you be any more negative? Seriously, do you expect them to be putting up 40 points a game with an inexperienced QB? Weird write up.
Kornblum

Laguna Beach, CA

#16 Sep 14, 2009
UCLA ROB wrote:
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Any win is a good win, Mike...let's not go overboard however on this win being a "great comeback"? the score was 16-10 not 26-10. USC would be much better with Corp at QB, and I bet you felt the same way before the final drive, don't lie.
Actually, the score was 18-15. You didn't even watch the game did you? What a clown!

“Fight on!”

Since: Apr 09

San Pedro!

#17 Sep 14, 2009
Barkley = True Freshman. Obviously it wasn't a blow out, which to be honest, I am happy about. As much as I want a win for the Trojans, I would much rather see a 'good game.' The score went back and forth, we made some mistakes as did OSU. However, Barkley was poised and was able to close the deal with McKnight and the rest of the boys. Good on them! He has nowhere to go but up and I like his good attitude as well. I am stoked for them can't wait for the next game!! Fight on Trojans!

“Jackie Robinson B-4 a Dodger”

Since: Jul 08

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#18 Sep 14, 2009
Kornblum wrote:
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Actually, the score was 18-15. You didn't even watch the game did you? What a clown!
I pressed the wrong key, you as shole.
HB Guy

El Segundo, CA

#19 Sep 14, 2009
UCLA ROB wrote:
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I pressed the wrong key, you as shole.
You are both wrong. The score was 15 - 10 at the start of the last drive. Showing much poise and no panic the Trojans did what they do best, went right at 'em. "Lets see what you got" when the game is on the line. Great play calling by Bates and Pete.(thank God Sark is gone) Go for it on forth down, how many times. Converted all of 'em. Then to cap it off, the two point conversion.
Great win and great coaching.
I might add...great win by the Bruins also.

“Jackie Robinson B-4 a Dodger”

Since: Jul 08

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#20 Sep 14, 2009
Kornblum wrote:
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Actually, the score was 18-15. You didn't even watch the game did you? What a clown!
what I mean to say was that the score was 15-10 (then 15-12) when your trojans made that "glorious" and most "improbable" comeback in usc football history down by 5 points. Get my drift?

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