The Stanford Cardinal roughed up Matt Barkley on Saturday, putting USC's supposed dream season in serious jeopardy. Barkley completed just 20-of-41 passes for 254 yards and two interceptions, falling to 0-4 against the Cardinal in his collegiate career. The senior gunslinger was sacked four times, including twice on the final drive. Meanwhile, inexperienced Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes showed poise under center and also relied on bulldozing tailback Stepfan Taylor, who totaled 213 yards and two touchdowns for the Fighting Trees. Stanford is no slouch despite the loss of Andrew Luck, while Barkley and the Trojans have to regroup from an early, unexpected bump in the road.
Let's look at who else is surging, and who might be stumbling, in this week's College Football Barometer.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville -
Bridgewater has dinked and dunked his way to a pristine 81.8-percent completion rate through three games this season. He's no You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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