Notre Dame vs. USC: Matt Barkley out injured for Trojans

Harry How

Matt Barkley won't be in the lineup for the USC Trojans on Saturday when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish find themselves in an advantageous position. Folks are talking National Title game for them, and it all looks good to go. First, they've got to take on USC, who have now been dropped out of the Associated Press Top 25, for the first time since the week leading up to last year's game against Notre Dame.

USC quarterback Matt Barkley is set to miss Saturday's game with a shoulder sprain, according to the Chicago Tribune. Coach Lane Kiffin announced the news Sunday night, which is huge for the Irish, who are looking to go undefeated.

Barkley was injured in the final minutes of USC's 38-28 loss at the Rose Bowl, after he was sacked by UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr. It's an injury to his right shoulder, and it will be the third game of his career that he will sit out due to an injury.

Redshirt freshman Max Wittek will start for the Trojans in place of Barkley.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.