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USC will be headed to a bowl this year but looks for more at Arizona

Updated: October 22, 2012, 1:39 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
RodriguezChris Coduto/Icon SMIWith Rich Rodriguez at the helm of Arizona's offense, the USC defense will have its hands full this weekend.
Lost in the celebration of quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods establishing career touchdown and receiving records in Saturday's 50-6 dismantling of the lowly Colorado Buffaloes was the under-the-radar achievement of USC (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) becoming bowl-eligible.

There was no major announcement or video commemoration like the tributes given to Barkley and Woods, but during halftime a university representative did confirm privately that with the obvious soon-to-be victory over Buffaloes, the Trojans would be planning a bowl trip.

Greg Katz | email