The USC 10: Week 9 

October, 29, 2012
Marqise LeeAP Photo/John MillerMarqise Lee's record-breaking effort wasn't enough against Rich Rodriguez's Arizona squad.
1. Marqise Lee: This is the first time in 2012 that someone else besides Matt Barkley has been in the top spot, but that’s what happens when you have a superhuman 345 receiving yards (a Pac-12 record) on 16 catches with two touchdowns with 123 kickoff return yards to boot.

2. Matt Barkley: Somebody had to be throwing the ball to Lee. In fact, Barkley set a record of his own on the day with a USC-best 493 passing yards (he also had four rushing yards to set an overall USC yardage mark as well).

3. T.J. McDonald: This game illustrated McDonald’s importance, good and bad. He led the team with 13 tackles and was far and away the most productive defender, but he also had two critical personal-foul penalties.