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Updated Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Kenjon Barner paces Oregon past USC 62-51

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and No. 2 Oregon produced another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 USC on Saturday night.

Josh Huff caught two touchdowns, and De'Anthony Thomas and Daryl Hawkins also caught scoring passes for the Ducks (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12), who outlasted USC in a back-and-forth second half to extend their winning streak to 12 games since the Trojans (6-3, 4-3) won in Eugene last season.

Oregon's 730 yards and 62 points were the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888.

"Well, I'm from L.A., so it means a lot," Barner said with a shrug. "We know we have an exceptional offense, but this was a great test for us to have to play four quarters and fight to the end. We're going to benefit from this in the long run. As a competitor, you want to be in a great game if you can."

Barner set a rushing record for a USC opponent by the third quarter, topping Curtis Enis' 241 yards for Penn State in 1996, and smashed LaMichael James' Oregon record of 288 set against Arizona in 2011 shortly afterward.

Matt Barkley passed for 484 yards and four touchdowns while hitting Marqise Lee with 12 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans, who have lost two straight after a 6-1 start.

Mariota was 20 of 23 for 304 yards.

Oregon 14 20 14 14 62
USC 3 21 14 13 51
First Quarter

Ore — D.Thomas 16 pass from Mariota (Beard kick), 13:55.

USC — FG Heidari 39, 8:04.

Ore — Huff 21 pass from Mariota (Beard kick), 4:53.

Second Quarter

Ore — Barner 27 run (Beard kick), 14:48.

USC — Lee 75 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 14:36.

Ore — Barner 5 run (kick blocked), 11:27.

USC — R.Woods 7 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 5:59.

Ore — Hawkins 14 pass from Mariota (Beard kick), 5:03.

USC — Agholor 76 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 2:37.

Third Quarter

USC — Redd 2 run (Heidari kick), 9:59.

Ore — Barner 9 run (Beard kick), 5:14.

USC — Redd 3 run (Heidari kick), 2:32.

Ore — Huff 36 pass from Mariota (Beard kick), 1:19.

Fourth Quarter

Ore — Barner 5 run (Beard kick), 9:15.

USC — Telfer 3 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 5:27.

Ore — Barner 22 run (Beard kick), 1:58.

USC — Lee 3 pass from Barkley (pass failed), :01.

A — 93,607.

Ore USC
First downs 37 31
Rushes-yards 60-426 26-131
Passing 304 484
Comp-Att-Int 20-23-0 35-54-2
Return Yards 5 0
Punts-Avg. 1-33.0 1-43.0
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 10-79 3-25
Time of Possession 28:13 31:47
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Oregon, Barner 38-321, Mariota 15-96, D.Thomas 3-9, Marshall 2-5, Team 2-(- 5). USC, Redd 18-92, McNeal 5-35, Vainuku 2-10, Barkley 1-(- 6).

Passing — Oregon, Mariota 20-23-0-304. USC, Barkley 35-54-2-484.

Receiving — Oregon, Huff 6-125, D.Thomas 5-59, Hawkins 3-35, Lowe 2-40, Barner 2-26, Lyerla 1-13, Murphy 1-6. USC, Lee 12-157, Agholor 6-162, R.Woods 6-71, Grimble 5-23, McNeal 3-44, Redd 1-20, Cope-Fitzpatrick 1-4, Telfer 1-3.


BRET HARTMAN / AP
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner scores one of his five touchdowns against USC. Barner rushed for 321 yards.




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