Southern California sure knows how to do milestones.
Matt Barkley's 29-yard touchdown pass to Robert Woods in the second quarter not only broke Matt Leinart's school and conference record of 99 TD passes but tied Woods with Dwayne Jarrett for the school career receiving mark with 216.
After the play, USC put a congratulatory video on its giant video board featuring thumbs ups from Leinart and fellow ex-Trojan and current Oakland Raiders teammate Carson Palmer, former Los Angeles King Luc Robitaille, the Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan, the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, ex-USC coach Pete Carroll and ex-USC receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
Barkley smiled sheepishly and mouthed "Thank you" and "Fight on." Then he went on to throw a total of six TD passes in the 11th-ranked Trojans' 50-6 rout.
"It's something I did dream of as a kid," Barkley said. "Not the records. I didn't think about those. I didn't know what those were. But to be able to be here for four years, living those dreams out as a senior, it's something cool I never really thought would happen but I'll try to soak it up."
They played a similar video for Woods' whose next reception was, not surprisingly, a touchdown pass. This one came from 17 yards to give USC a 33-6 lead.
Barkley's 19-of-20 day (.950) broke the conference accuracy mark (minimum 20 attempts) set by UCLA's Rick Neuheisel, who hit 25-of-27 (.926) versus Washington in 1983.
It came just short of the NCAA mark of Tennessee's Tee Martin, USC's current receivers coach, who was 23-of-24 (.958) against South Carolina in 1998.
"I don't know if I could have told you Matt would have a 95-percent completion percentage," USC coach Lane Kiffin said. "That's tough to do on air."
Red faced in red zone
In 14 plays in USC's red zone, Colorado gained minus-14 yards. Webb was 1-for-7 for minus-4 yards with an interception and two sacks.
Not helping the Colorado offense, junior right tackle Jack Harris missed the game with a concussion. Replacing him was redshirt freshman Stephane Nembot. Senior
Ryan Dannewitz, the backup at left tackle, also played a lot on the right side.
Grossnickle kicks off
Junior Zach Grossnickle kicked off for the first time this year as he replaced Justin Castor on the roster. Grossnickle made the trip as he's the backup punter and starter Darragh O'Neill hurt his leg in practice Thursday although he did punt.
Powell fumbles, benched
True freshman Christian Powell, Colorado's leading rusher, started but didn't last long. He fumbled on his third carry and was replaced by sophomore Tony Jones.
After his fumble at the Buffalo 17, USC scored on its second play and Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy could be seen chewing out Powell on the sideline.
Powell, from nearby Upland, Calif., didn't return until Colorado's second possession of the second quarter when it was down 26-6. He led the Buffs with 56 yards.