The USC Trojans have ruled out senior quarterback Matt Barkley from the upcoming Hyundai Sun Bowl game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Dec. 31. According to the Trojans' Twitter account, USC head coach Lane Kiffin said on Thursday that freshman Max Wittek will start against Georgia Tech in the New Year's Eve bowl.

Barkley has been nursing a strained right shoulder for more than a month now. The injury took place against the UCLA Bruins on Nov. 17. 

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