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Barkley and Woods: air and a prayer

Odds may be stacked against them, but is this USC tandem in the Heisman discussion?

Updated: October 6, 2011, 12:42 PM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPN.com

First things first: There's no reason to deny Matt Barkley or Robert Woods the Heisman Trophy simply because the program for which they play is not bowl-eligible.

"As long as the individual is in compliance with the NCAA, yes, he can win," said Tim Henning, coordinator of the Heisman Trophy Trust.

There is, then, no official reason to hold USC's problems against its star quarterback or his favorite target.

Unofficially?

"Probably it'll be ...

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