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USC Vs. Colorado Score: Matt Barkley Fires Off 3rd TD Pass

The Colorado Buffaloes' brief euphoria from a 7-0 lead has crashed into the fiery pit of despair after USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley has thrown three touchdown passes for a 21-7 lead. Barkley just threw his third touchdown pass after starting with a short field. Colorado punted from its own 13-line and gave the Trojans just 52 yards to work with.

Curtis McNeal picked up 32 yards on the ground for the Trojans, including a 21-yard run that put the Trojans at Colorado's 15-yard line. Barkley found Robert Woods a couple of plays later in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Woods and Marqise Lee have combined for nine receptions, 125 receiving yards and two touchdown passes with just four minutes left in the second quarter.

For more in-depth coverage of the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. For a view from the USC perspective, visit USC blog Conquest Chroncles.