Luck-vs.-Barkley Heisman Debate Heating Up

Luck-vs.-Barkley Heisman Debate Heating Up

USC junior Matt Barkley is striking a pose even as he's striking a nerve.

The quarterback emerged as a must-consider Heisman Trophy candidate with Saturday's four-touchdown performance at Oregon.

Barkley defeated Oregon a week after Oregon chopped down Stanford and quarterback Andrew Luck, the yearlong front-runner in the Heisman race.

After Saturday's game, Oregon Coach Chip Kelly said, "Matt Barkley is the best quarterback we've faced all year."

USC immediately put together a video package touting Barkley's Heisman case as the Trojans prepare for the final game of their season Saturday against UCLA at the Coliseum.

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