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No. 13 USC recovers from two-TD deficit to beat Utah

Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder to Marqise Lee in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Southern California came back from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Utah, 38-28, Thursday night.

Utah (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12) forced turnovers 1:16 apart to open the game, including a play by Nate Fakahafua to score from 8 yards after stripping the ball from Barkley after a bad snap.

But the Trojans (4-1, 2-1) turned the tables in the fourth, scoring twice in a span of less than three minutes to turn a 3-point game into a victory in their first trip to Salt Lake City in 95 years.

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Barkley connected with Lee with 12:10 remaining, then cornerback Nickell Robey intercepted a pass by Jon Hays and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown.

Lee finished with 12 catches for 192 yards. The teams combined for 736 yards of offense and 222 yards in penalties.

TCU QB suspended

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely Thursday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated — his second brush with trouble this year and one that clouds the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs’ push for a Big 12 title.

Coach Gary Patterson announced the suspension, saying his quarterback ‘‘obviously needs help.’’

Pachall, 21, was arrested just after midnight when he was pulled over after running a stop sign near TCU’s Fort Worth campus.

Arrests at Mizzou

Missouri star freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two freshman teammates were suspended for Saturday’s home game against Vanderbilt after they were arrested by campus police for allegedly smoking marijuana near the school’s football stadium . . . The Big Ten Conference determined that Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen did not violate the league’s conduct policy after Ohio State sent in film that appeared to show Allen trying to gouge the eyes of a Buckeye . . . The New Year’s Day bowl game at the Cotton Bowl has a new sponsor. The Heart of Dallas Bowl will debut Jan. 1 (Big 12 vs. Big Ten).

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