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Last week: 25-of-39 passing for 318 yards, six TDs and one INT in 42-17 win over Colorado.

Season (nine games): 229-of-342 passing for 2,608 yards, 28 TDs and six INTs; 20 rushes for 25 yards and one TD.

Barkley did what Heisman-winning quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart never could: tossing a school-record six TD passes -- and he saved another with a tackle on his lone interception. Mind you, it was against Colorado, which has allowed more passing TDs (28) than anyone. But Barkley is on an impressive run, with 18 TDs in the last five games, though the fact remains that the Trojans are banned from the postseason and only one team facing that obstacle has produced a Heisman winner (Houston's Andre Ware in 1989). It seems even more impossible in the BCS era.

Next up: Saturday vs. Washington

Photo: Jack Dempsey/AP

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