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LOS ANGLES, Calif. (Sports Network) - Matt Barkley had a near flawless game as he went 19-for-20 for 298 yards and six touchdowns to lead 11th-ranked Southern California in a 50-6 rout of Colorado.
Robert Woods caught four of those touchdown passes and finished the game with eight catches for 132 yards, while Marqise Lee, Xavier Grimble and D.J. Morgan had one touchdown catch each for the Trojans (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12), who have won four straight since a loss to Stanford.
Jordan Webb was picked off three times and went just 19-of-36 for 214 yards for the Buffaloes (1-6, 1-3), who have dropped their past three games.
Southern California led this game from its first touch as the second play saw Barkley and Lee hook up on a 55-yard score for a 7-0 lead less than a minute in.
Drew McAllister picked off Webb on Colorado's touch and Barkley and Woods got together four plays later on a 39-yard score. The extra point was missed and it was a 13-0 game with just under 10 minutes to play in the first.
Another Buffalo turnover, this one a fumble, saw Barkley hit Grimble for an 8- yard score for a 19-0 lead after a two-point attempt failed.
Colorado was finally able to hold on to the ball and moved it 65 yards over 15 plays, but had to settle for a 27-yard field goal from Will Oliver to make it a 19-3 contest.
It was USC's turn to fumble the ball as Barkley lost the ball on a sack and Colorado recovered at the USC 42. The team was unable to take full advantage of the opportunity, though, and got another field goal from Oliver, this one from 37 yards for a 19-6 game.
USC answered on its next touch as a 37-yard kick return from Nelson Agholor got the ball near midfield. Five plays later, Barkley hit Woods for a 29-yard score and a 26-6 lead.
Colorado punted from near midfield and the Trojans started at their own 20. Seven plays later, Barkley threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game and third to Woods with a 17-yard strike for a 33-6 advantage with just under seven minutes left in the first half.
It was more turnovers for the Buffaloes in the third quarter as Webb was picked off by Tony Burnett and that led to Barkley and Woods connecting on a 3-yard score.
With the backups playing the fourth quarter, USC added 10 more points on a 24- yard TD catch by Morgan from Max Wittek and a 37-yard field goal by Andre Heidari.