Here is an update on performances of USC players who have been named to various college football award watch lists:
LB Dion Bailey, So. (Bednarik, Nagurski, Lombardi, Butkus): Bailey was second on the team in tackles with eight (six solo) as he continues his consistent performance in 2012.
QB Matt Barkley, Sr. (Camp, Maxwell, O’Brien): On a day when the run game dominated for the Trojans, Barkley went 22-of-34 passing for 192 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
PK Andre Heidari, So. (Groza): Hit both of his field-goal attempts (40, 41 yards)
OC Khaled Holmes, Sr. (Rimington): Returned from injury to helped lead run game to 296 yards.
WR Marqise Lee, So. (Biletnikoff, Maxwell): Had 11 catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
DB T.J. McDonald, Sr. (Thorpe, Camp, Bednarik, Nagurski, Lott): Had the play of the day with a critical interception deep in the USC end. McDonald also tied for the team lead in tackles with nine.
WR Robert Woods, Jr. (Biletnikoff, Camp, Maxwell): Was limited to five catches for 30 yards.
RB Curtis McNeal, Sr. (Maxwell, Walker): His 62-yard run on the opening possession was a sign of a good running day for the Trojans. Ended the game with 115 yards on 10 carries.
LB Hayes Pullard, So. (Lombardi): Had four tackles before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury.
RB Silas Redd, Jr. (Camp, Maxwell, Walker): Redd was the workhorse of the USC ground game, he led the way with 21 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown.
DB Nickell Robey, Jr. (Bednarik, Nagurski, Thorpe): Had four tackles as the secondary wasn’t tested much in this one.
DL Wes Horton, Sr. (Lombardi): Saw his most extensive action of the season and ended the game with three solo tackles and a sack.