Oregon

Ducks

Southern Cal

Trojans

Played October 20, 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

Oregon 0                                
Southern Cal 1 5 0 1 .917 2 0 1 .833 2 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1.000

                            Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Oregon

0

7

0

3

10

Southern Cal

14

3

7

7

31

The Oregon Ducks, led by coach Dick Enright, came to Los Angeles with a 1-4 record to battle the powerful 6th ranked Southern Cal Trojans who stood 4-0-1 coached by John McKay.  Southern Cal's QB Pat Haden threw for 2 touchdowns while rushing for another as the Trojans retained The Belt with a 31-10 victory over the Ducks.  Southern Cal took the lead late in the 1st quarter when Haden finished an 8-play, 80-yard drive throwing to WR J.K. McKay for the 35-yard touchdown pass.  On the next snap from scrimmage, Southern Cal's CB Danny Reece intercepted Oregon's QB Herb Singleton & returned it 30 yards for another Trojans' touchdown.  Southern Cal's PK Chris Limahelu kicked an 18-yard field goal with 0:39 left in the half giving the Trojans a 17-0 lead but Oregon's WR Jim Anderson returned the kickoff 41 yards to the Southern Cal 40-yard line.  The Ducks took 5 plays to get into the end zone with Singleton scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run with 0:02 left in the half leaving the score 17-7.  Southern Cal opened the 3rd quarter with a 15-play, 64-yard drive with Haden carrying the final yard for a 24-7 advantage.  The Ducks got a 21-yard field goal from PK Bob Palm early in the 4th quarter & the Trojans missed a field goal giving Oregon a chance for a comeback.  After Singleton completed a pass to WR Greg Lindsey for a 29-yard gain, Lindsey fumbled the ball & Southern Cal's All-American LB Richard Wood recovered at the Southern Cal 45-yard line.  On the next play, Haden connected with All-American WR Lynn Swann for a 55-yard touchdown pass for the final points in the 31-10 win.  Haden finished with 258 yards passing with his 2 scores while Swann added 5 catches for 122 yards to his touchdown.  Singleton threw for 276 yards but 2 interceptions in the loss while All-Pac 8 TE Russ Francis had 5 catches for 94 yards.  Southern Cal finished the season 9-2-1; Pac-8 Champions & ranked 8th nationally while Oregon end the Dick Enright era with a 2-9 record for the season.  Oregon would play again for The Belt in 1977.

Oregon Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Don Reynolds 18 74 0 Anthony Davis 18 85 0
Greg Herd 8 32 0 Rod McNeill 10 70 0
Jim Anderson 3 19 0 Allen Carter 10 48 0
Eugene Brown 2 11 0 Pat Haden 10 23 1
George Martin 2 7 0 Manfred Moore 1 10 0
Herb Singleton 4 0 1 Rob Adolph 1 0 0
        Ken Gray 1 -1 0
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Herb Singleton 34 18 2 276 0 Pat Haden 24 15 1 258 2
            Rob Adolph 1 0 0 0 0
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Russ Francis 5 94 0 Lynn Swann 5 122 1
Greg Lindsey 5 67 0 J.K. McKay 3 52 1
Pat McNally 4 64 0 Shelton Diggs 1 28 0
Jim Anderson 2 39 0 Jim Obradovich 1 17 0
Don Reynolds 1 9 0 Manfred Moore 1 10 0
George Martin 1 3 0 Allen Carter 1 8 0
        Anthony Davis 1 3 0
        David Lewis 1 -6 0

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