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Barkley vs. USC Heisman QBs

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Traditionally known as Tailback U, the Trojans have boasted two Heisman winning quarterbacks in the last 10 years and junior QB Matt Barkley has posted numbers this season that match or even surpass Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart despite playing one fewer game.

Here's a comparison of Palmer (2002), Leinart (2004) and Barkley (2011):

Barkley-Tunnel-Post-UCLA-SH.jpgCompletion Percentage

Barkley - 69%
Leinart - 65%
Palmer - 63%

Passing Yards

Palmer - 3,942 yards
Barkley - 3,528 yards
Leinart - 3,322 yards

TD Passes

Barkley - 39 TDs
Leinart - 33 TDs
Palmer - 33 TDs

Interceptions

Leinart - 6 INTs
Barkley - 7 INTs
Palmer - 10 INTs


(Photo by Jon SooHoo)

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