Arkansas

Razorbacks

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Played September 15, 1973

at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles, California

  

Teams' Belt Records

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Arkansas 0                                
Southern Cal © 1 1 0 0 1.000                 1 0 0 1.000

                            Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arkansas

0

0

0

0

0

Southern Cal

0

7

0

10

17

Coach John McKay’s defending National Champion Southern Cal Trojans were top-ranked as they welcomed coach Frank Broyles’ youthful Arkansas Razorbacks.  Carrying a 17-game unbeaten streak, Southern Cal looked to maintain their grasp on The Belt.  With Trojans' QB Pat Haden rushing for a touchdown, All-Pac 10 RB Anthony Davis rushing for a touchdown & Southern Cal’s defense controlling the Razorbacks’ ground game the Trojans retained The Belt with a 17-0 victory.  Late in the 2nd quarter, Southern Cal's CB Danny Reece intercepted Arkansas' QB Mike Kirkland.  The Trojans drove 79 yards with Davis scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 Southern Cal halftime lead.  As the teams continued to trade turnovers & punts, neither was able to score in the 3rd quarter.  The one bright spot in the quarter was an apparent 73-yard touchdown pass from Haden to All-American WR Lynn Swann that was called back by an illegal procedure penalty.  The Trojans got a 22-yard field goal from PK Chris Limahelu & a 15-yard touchdown run by Haden in the 4th quarter to secure the victory.  Haden finished with 143 yards passing but the Trojans were penalized 10 times & that probably kept the game from being a rout.  For Arkansas, All-SWC RB Dickey Morton was held to 73 yards rushing.  Southern Cal finished the season 9-2-1; Pac-8 Champions & ranked 8th nationally while Arkansas finished the season 5-5-1.  Arkansas would play for The Belt again in 1991.

Arkansas Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Dickey Morton 12 73 0 Anthony Davis 24 96 1
Marsh White 19 64 0 Manfred Moore 9 80 0
Mike Kirkland 13 31 0 Rod McNeill 11 73 0
Hal Hirschfield 1 2 0 Pat Haden 10 47 1
Rolland Fuchs 1 0 0 Lynn Swann 2 13 0
Reggie Craig 2 -2 0        
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Mike Kirkland 16 7 2 76 0 Pat Haden 20 12 0 143 0
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Jack Ettinger 4 52 0 Lynn Swann 3 53 0
Kelvin O'Brien 2 17 0 Anthony Davis 2 19 0
Reggie Craig 1 7 0 J.K. McKay 2 19 0
        Jim Obradovich 1 15 0
        Rod McNeill 1 9 0
        Manfred Moore 2 1 0

 

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