EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Matt Barkley’s career at Southern California is over.
Coach Lane Kiffin has announced that the senior quarterback won’t play in the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech because of an injured shoulder. Instead, redshirt freshman Max Wittek will make his second career start.
Barkley’s throwing shoulder was injured during USC’s second-to-last game against UCLA. He didn’t play in the season-finale against Notre Dame. Wittek started the game and the Trojans lost to the Fighting Irish to fall to 7-5 on the season.
Barkley rewrote the Pac-12 record book during a USC-record 47 starts over four seasons, becoming the conference leader in touchdown passes, yards passing, completions and total offense.