Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Missouri

Tigers

Played September 10, 1977

at Faurot Field

Columbia, Missouri

  

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 © 2 9 1 1 .864 4 0 1 .900 3 1 0 .750 2 0 0 1.000
Missouri 0                                

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

7

7

0

13

27

Missouri

0

0

7

3

10

The 4th ranked Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson traveled to meet the Missouri Tigers coached by Al Onofrio to open the 1977 season.  The Tigers had won in Los Angeles in 1976 as they looked to sweep the home & home series.  Southern Cal was led by All-Pac 8 RB Charles White on offense & All-American S Dennis Thurman on defense, the Trojans were primed to have an extended Belt reign.  Missouri featured All-Big 8 TE Kellen Winslow but the Trojans had not forgotten what happened the previous year -- a 46-25 Missouri upset.  White rushed for 155 yards with a touchdown to lead the Trojans to a 27-10 win.  White’s touchdown came on an 18-yard run in the 1st quarter & when QB Rob Hertel found WR Randy Simmrin for a 25-yard touchdown pass, Southern Cal had a 14-0 halftime lead.  Missouri's RB Rich Dansdill scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter & PK Jeff Brockhaus connected on a 25-yard field goal early in the 4th quarter as the Tigers closed to 14-10.  Southern Cal scored the final two touchdowns of the game on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Hertel to TE William Gay & a 10-yard touchdown run by Hertel to secure the win.  Hertel threw for 203 yards with his 2 touchdowns & Simmrin added 5 catches for 107 yards to his score.  Missouri's QB Phil Bradley threw for 58 yards in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 8-4 while the Tigers finished 4-7 in Onofrio’s final season.  Missouri would play for The Belt again in 1978.

Southern Cal Game Stats Missouri Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Charles White 35 155 1 David Newman 7 59 0
Lynn Cain 9 60 0 Earl Gant 8 38 0
Rob Hertel 1 10 1 Rich Dansill 1 1 1
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Rob Hertel 20 12 1 203 2 Phil Bradley 10 7 0 58 0
            Pete Woods 6 2 0 4 0
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Randy Simmrin 5 107 1 David Newman 5 41 0
Calvin Sweeney 5 81 0        

 

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