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USC Brushes Aside BC

The Pac 10 picked up its first win of the bowl season as Matt Barkley led USC to a victory over Boston College 24-13. The Trojans marched out to a 14-0 lead on the first two possesions of the game as Barkley hit FB Stanley Havilli for two early scores.

The win wasn't all that impressive but it was a victory none the less for the Trojans over a team that finished last in its division in the ACC. Damien Williams caught 12 passes for 189 yards in what should be his final game for the Trojans. BC kept it close most of the game and got as close as 14-13 but the Trojans pulled away after that.

Playing in a non-BCS bowl for the first time since 2001, the Trojans finished 9-4. That's their fewest victories since going 6-6 in 2001. Boston College lost its second straight bowl after winning eight in a row from 2000-07.