USC Awards Tracker: Week 8

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): It was a quick night of work for Bailey against Colorado with one tackled in limited action before Lane Kiffin started pulling many of his starters.

QB Matt Barkley, Sr. (Camp, Maxwell, O’Brien): It was a night to remember for Barkley, who hit on 19 of 20 passes for 298 yards and six touchdowns (the only missed pass was a drop). Barkley set the career Pac-12 touchdown pass mark as well as the conference single-game completion-percentage record.

K Andre Heidari, So. (Groza): Made his only field-goal attempt, a 37-yard kick late in the game.

C Khaled Holmes, Sr. (Rimington): Helped keep Barkley upright, as the quarterback was not sacked on his record-breaking day.

WR Marqise Lee, So. (Biletnikoff, Maxwell): Lee was in the background to Robert Woods in this game, but he still managed six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

DB T.J. McDonald, Sr. (Thorpe, Camp, Bednarik, Nagurski, Lott): Another steady stat line with six tackles, good for second on the team.

WR Robert Woods, Jr. (Biletnikoff, Camp, Maxwell): Woods also stepped into the record books in a big way as he became the all-time leading pass catcher in USC history after getting eight catches for 132 yards and four touchdowns (the most touchdown catches in a single game for a USC player).

RB Curtis McNeal, Sr. (Maxwell, Walker): Had three rushes for 16 yards in limited action.

LB Hayes Pullard, So. (Lombardi): Had six tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss.

RB Silas Redd, Jr. (Camp, Maxwell, Walker): Had three carries for 13 yards in limited action.

DB Nickell Robey, Jr. (Bednarik, Nagurski, Thorpe): Had three tackles and one pass break-up.

DL Wes Horton, Sr. (Lombardi): Had one tackle.