Live blog from USC spring game
Update 3:23pm: After Barkley runs it in for the touchdown after a pass from Dillon Baxter, the game ends, with the white team winning 42-29.
Update 3:21pm: Crowd boos for the first time today after referee ruled Matt Barkley did not have a rushing touchdown. Barkley was ruled down at the three. He threw his arms up in the air when he thought he had the touchdown, and the crowd briefly applauded.
Update 3:16pm: 1:04 left in the game. A lot of fans have already left.
Update 3:09pm: Eight-yard touchdown run for Baxter. Scroggins tries to run for the two-point conversion but gets stopped a few yards from the endzone. 42-22.
Update 3:04pm: RB Curtis McNeal continues to stand out after an 11-yard run. Has 107 yards on the day and 13 carries. Crowd applauds as he exits the field.
Update 3:01pm: Might have just experienced the loudest applause of the day after PK Andre Heidari completed a 27-yard field goal.
Update 2:58pm: Crowd erupts after a 33-yard run by Dillon Baxter.
Update 2:54pm: PK Craig McMahon misses a 52-yard field goal. White team now leads 42-13 with 9:17 left in the fourth quarter.
Update 2:47pm: End of the third quarter. White team now up 39-13 after stopping cardinal team on downs again.
Update 2:46pm: Curtis McNeal looks a little upset after taking a hard hit.
Update 2:43pm: Barkley picked off by LB Dallas Kelley, who returns the ball for 25 yards. Another five points for the white team. Now 36-13.
Update 2:41pm: Crowd applauds after a 22-yard completion to WR De’Von Flournoy.
Update 2:37pm: Touchdown run for Curtis McNeal, which was his second TD of the game. PK Craig McMahon missed the extra point. Score is now 31-13.
Update 2:35pm: The fact that WR Robert Woods is not playing seems to be really hurting the cardinal team. Offense has not been very impressive so far today.
Update 2:32pm: 34-yard run for RB Dillon Baxter. It was his first big play of the game.
Update 2:28pm: White team stops the cardinal team on downs. 31-7 white team.
Update 2:24pm: Pretty loud applause from the crowd after CB Brian Baucham picks off Barkley’s pass. 28-7 white team.
Update 2:21pm: Attendance updated to 16,850 people.
Update 2:04pm: Halftime score: 23-7. White team has led the whole game. McNeal and Morgan both have 66 yards. Barkley by far the most successful quarterback so far today. Has gone 13 for 19 with 110 yards. Scroggins threw for 11 yards. Kessler threw for one yard.
Update 1:58pm: Crowd gasps as Barkley overthrows Randall Telfer just short of the endzone.
Update 1:55pm: Another run by Curtis McNeal. 12-yard gain. Most of the rushing yards so far coming from McNeal and Morgan.
Update 1:50pm: 15,850 people at today’s game.
Update 1:47pm: Anthony Brown intercepts Scroggins’ pass in the endzone. Five points for the white team. 17-7.
Update 1:43pm: D.J. Morgan has been the standout on offense so far. Just completed another gain, this time for nine yards.
Update 1:42pm: Several thousand fans on hand, with almost all of them sitting on the south side of the stadium. Have remained fairly quiet so far.
Update 1:40pm: Cody Kessler in at quarterback.
Update 1:39pm: Quarterback Max Wittek wearing #19 today as opposed to his usual #13.
Update 1:37pm: 49-yard touchdown run for Curtis McNeal. Extra point is good. White team leads 9-7.
Update 1:33pm: White team takes a 9-0 lead after stopping the cardinal team on downs.
Update 1:30pm: At the end of the first quarter, white team leads 6-0.
Update 1:29pm: Quarterback Max Wittek comes in for the Trojans.
Update 1:27pm: Missed 40-yard field goal. White team takes a 6-0 lead.
Update 1:26pm: Running back Marc Tyler will not play because of a concussion.
Update 1:24pm: D.J. Morgan 36 yard run.
Update 1:23pm: Nine yard completion for quarterback Jesse Scroggins.
Update 1:20pm: Cardinal team misses field goal. White team awarded three points. White team up 3 to 0.
Update 1:19pm: Wide receiver Robert Woods not expected to play because of an ankle injury.
Update 1:14pm: Barkley spreading the ball around early. Completions for Markeith Ambles and Rhett Ellison.
Update 1:12pm: USC spring game has started. First play was a completion to receiver Brandon Carswell.
Update 1:03pm: USC spring football game about to start. Quarterback Matt Barkley leads the cardinal team, which consists of the offense. Defense wearing white. The defense will earn three points for stopping the offense on downs, five points for a missed field goal or forced turnover, and seven points if they score a touchdown off a turnover.