USA Today did a piece a few months back that took a look at Matt Barkley’s time at USC. They chose the 10 best moments of his career.
“1. Hello, college football (at Ohio State, Sept. 12, 2009). In his second career start, Barkley, a true freshman, led USC to an 18-15 win at No. 8 Ohio State. While not perfect, he led USC on a game-winning touchdown drive with only minutes left.”
I remember that game. We all thought USC might slip since Mark Sanchez had unexpectedly left early. Then this Freshman QB leads the Trojans on a game winning drive in his second game ever? At Ohio State? I’ve been impressed by Barkley ever since.