(TUSCON, Ariz.) — Arizona withstood a record breaking day from USC receiver Marquise Lee, as it held off the ninth ranked Trojans 39-36.
Lee caught 16 passes for a Pac 12 record 345 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
USC (6-2) actually had control of the game early in the third quarter after quarterback Matt Barkley hooked up with Lee for 44-yard touchdown making it 28-13. Arizona rallied though behind quarterback Matt Scott, who produced three of his four touchdowns after that point.
“Matt’s a stud,” Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “I think he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the country. We’re riding Matt Scott all the way.”
Scott finished with 469 total yards in the win.
Arizona (5-3) heads to the Rose Bowl next weekend to take on UCLA, while USC hosts Oregon.
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Michael H. O’Donnell, Idaho State Journal