Commentary

McDonald finds redemption

Safety's two early interceptions give USC necessary cushion in victory

Updated: October 1, 2011, 10:27 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- USC and Arizona combined for 1,136 yards of offense, Matt Barkley set a USC single-game record with 468 passing yards and Robert Woods had a career-best 255 receiving yards.

But in a game that featured more passes than the Daytona 500, two first-quarter heaves by Arizona quarterback Nick Foles that found their way to USC safety T.J. McDonald might have had the biggest impact.