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Barkley shows he's got the right stuff

Updated: September 13, 2009, 10:11 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There are worse places for a freshman quarterback to be than his own 5-yard line facing a second-and-19 with a five-point deficit, time wasting and the entire state of Ohio screaming in his ears.

Like San Quentin. Or the mouth of a shark.

Other than that, the situation in which Matt Barkley found himself at Ohio Stadium was about as bad as it gets.

It was in this most dire football circumstance that Barkley entered the USC huddle and ...

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