Barkley named Pac-12 player of the week

USC quarterback Matt Barkley earned his fourth Pac-12 offensive player of the week honor of the 2011 season Monday, when he was awarded by the conference for his six-touchdown performance in Saturday's win over UCLA.

Barkley, a junior, also completed a school-record 35 of 42 passes -- 83 percent -- for 423 yards in Saturday's 50-0 victory over UCLA. The six touchdowns tied his school record set earlier this year at Colorado, and the accuracy helped him finish the season with a 69.1 completion percentage, breaking Rob Johnson’s 1993 mark of 68.6 percent.

It was Barkley’s second game with more than 400 yards this year and his sixth time throwing for at least 300 yards. He finished the season with 3,528 passing yards, the fifth-highest total in USC history.

He was also awarded after USC victories over Colorado, Arizona and Syracuse.

Trojans safety T.J. McDonald and punter Kyle Negrete were also nominated for the defensive and special teams honors, which were won by Colorado linebacker Jon Major and Cal kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.