Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Oregon State

Beavers

Played October 6, 1973

at Parker Stadium

Corvallis, Oregon

  

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

Southern Cal © 1 3 0 1 .875 1 0 1 .750 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1.000
Oregon State 0                                

                            Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

7

7

0

7

21

Oregon State

0

0

7

0

7

The 4th ranked, 2-0-1 Southern Cal Trojans of coach John McKay looked to rebound against 0-3 Oregon State Beavers coached by Dee Andros after the Trojans had tied Oklahoma 7-7 to previous week.  Southern Cal's All-Pac 10 RB Anthony Davis scored 2 touchdowns while the Trojans' defense intercepted the Oregon State quarterbacks 6 times in 21-7 victory to retain The Belt on a day filled with rain & high winds.  The Trojans scored in the 1st quarter when RB Rod McNeill carried in from 1 yard giving Southern Cal a 7-0 lead.  The lead grew to 14-0 in the 2nd quarter when Southern Cal's CB Danny Reece intercepted Oregon State's QB Alvin White at the Oregon State 37-yard line before Davis scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.  The Beavers avoided a turnover long enough to score in the 3rd quarter on a 4-yard touchdown pass from White to RB Ray Taroli.  Davisí second touchdown came in the 4th quarter on a 1-yard run after Southern Cal's LB Ray Rodriguez recovered a fumbled punt at the Oregon State 22-yard line to secure the rain-soaked win.  Trojansí QB Pat Haden finished with 94 yards passing while White threw for 101 yards with a touchdown but 5 interceptions in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 9-2-1; Pac-8 Champions & ranked 8th nationally while the Beavers finished the season 2-9.  Oregon State would play again for The Belt in 1977.

Southern Cal Game Stats Oregon State Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Anthony Davis 37 94 2 Ray Taroli 12 74 0
Manfred Moore 5 31 0 Dick Maurer 13 52 0
Lynn Swann 4 29 0 Alvin White 5 17 0
Rod McNeill 8 25 1 Lee Overton 1 14 0
Ken Gray 1 13 0 Elvin Momon 1 12 0
Allen Carter 5 12 0 Mike Ritchie 1 4 0
Rob Adolph 2 5 0        
Ray Washmera 1 3 0        
Pat Haden 6 -1 0        
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Pat Haden 13 6 0 94 0 Alvin White 28 13 5 101 1
            Jeff Apostolou 1 0 1 0 0
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

J.K. McKay 3 44 0 Grant Boustead 3 50 0
Lynn Swann 2 36 0 Dick Maurer 4 30 0
Jim Obradovich 1 14 0 Bob Martin 1 12 0
        Mike Ritchie 1 3 0
        Lee Overton 1 2 0
        Ron Stewart 1 2 0
        Ray Taroli 2 2 1

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