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Robert Woods, Matt Barkley set marks

LOS ANGELES -- USC receiver Robert Woods broke the school and conference record for receptions in a single season in the Trojans' season finale victory over UCLA on Saturday, and quarterback Matt Barkley broke the school and conference record for passing touchdowns in a single season.

With his 103rd catch in the second quarter, Woods surpassed Keyshawn Johnson's 16-year-old record, set in 1995. He also set a new Pac-12 mark, given that Johnson's 102 catches were also the conference best.

Barkley threw six touchdowns to finish with 39 on the 2011 season and break Matt Leinart's record of 38, set in the 2003 season. He went into the Oregon game last week with only 29 but threw four in that game to make Saturday's performance a possibility.

Woods, a sophomore, started the 2011 season on a torrid pace and looked like a candidate to break the record in USC's ninth or 10th game, but he tapered off some while dealing with injuries late in the year. He entered Saturday's game with 99 catches, needing three to tie Johnson's record.

He got the three in the first quarter and then surpassed the mark on USC's first play of the second, a four-yard pass from Barkley. On the night, Woods recorded 12 catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the game, good for 111 and 1,292 on the season.

Barkley threw one touchdown in the first quarter, two in the second and third each and one in the fourth, which broke the record. It came on a 41-yard pass to Woods that made the score 50-0.

Barkley also broke a school record for completions in a single game, throwing 35 Saturday. The record-breaking completion came in the fourth quarter on a pass to his cousin, Robbie Boyer.

Barkley and left tackle Matt Kalil are near-certain first-round NFL draft picks, but they claim they haven't decided whether to return for their senior seasons and a shot at a national title with a team that's likely to be among the nation's most talented next year despite severe NCAA scholarship restrictions that start in 2012. Barkley again declined to speculate on his decision, saying he'll figure it out soon.

"Unless he wants to do it, just to be a special Trojan, he ain't coming back," USC coach Lane Kiffin said. "He's every bit ready to go to the NFL. It's just going to be a decision, does he want to do something really unique? He might be the guy to do that."

In tandem with freshman Marqise Lee, Woods also became part of only the fourth duo in USC history with more than 1,000 receiving yards each. Lee hit the number in the second quarter of Saturday's game.

Woods finished considerably short of Johnnie Morton's all-time mark of 1,520 receiving yards in a single season, set in 1993.

Pedro Moura covers USC for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.