Arizona

Wildcats

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Played November 3, 1979

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

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T

PCT

Arizona 0 0 2 0 .000         0 2 0 .000        
Southern Cal © 4 27 3 2 .875 11 1 2 .857 13 2 0 .867 3 0 0 1.000

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arizona

0

0

0

7

7

Southern Cal

7

7

10

10

34

The Arizona Wildcats of coach Tony Mason brought a 4-2-1 record to Los Angeles to meet the 3rd ranked Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson with a 7-0-1 record.  Southern Calís All-Pac 10 QB Paul McDonald threw 3 touchdown passes & a school-record 380 yards to 9 different receivers leading the Trojans to a 34-7 victory over the Wildcats.  Late in the 1st quarter, the Trojans got a 13-play, 75-yard drive with Heisman Trophy winning, All-American RB Charles White scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run to finish the drive giving Southern Cal a 7-0 lead.  McDonald was the star of the 2nd quarter, 80-yard scoring drive throwing for 71 yards completing 5 of 6 passes including an 18-yard touchdown pass to WR Kevin Williams which gave Southern Cal a 14-0 halftime lead.  McDonald threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Williams to open the 3rd quarter before Trojansí CB Jeff Fisher recovered a fumble from Arizona's QB Bob Carter which set-up a 38-yard field goal from PK Eric Hipp giving Southern Cal a 24-0 lead.  Arizona opened the final quarter with a 4-yard touchdown pass from QB Jim Krohn to TE Rich Roberts.  The pass finished a 7-play, 41-yard drive which came after Arizona's CB Mark Streeter recovered a fumble from White.  The Trojans finished the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown pass from McDonald to TE Vic Rakhshani & a 32-yard field goal from Hipp.  White rushed for 167 yards in support of McDonald, Williams had 5 catches for 110 yards with 2 touchdowns, & WR Dan Garcia added 6 catches for 101 yards.  Krohn threw for 80 yards with a touchdown as well as an interception in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 11-0-1; Pac-10 Champions & ranked 2nd nationally while the Wildcats finished 6-5-1 in Masonís final season.  Arizona would play for The Belt again in 1980.

Arizona Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Hubert Oliver 16 68 0 Charles White 32 167 1
Richard Hersey 7 53 0 Marcus Allen 6 14 0
Larry Heater 11 35 0 Michael Hayes 2 8 0
Jim Krohn 5 10 0 Paul McDonald 5 -18 0
Bob Carter 9 -5 0        
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Jim Krohn 17 10 1 80 1 Paul McDonald 35 25 0 380 3
Bob Carter 10 4 0 40 0            
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Hubert Oliver 5 28 0 Kevin Williams 5 110 2
Tim Holmes 3 41 0 Dan Garcia 6 101 0
Oscar Harvey 3 29 0 Marcus Allen 3 54 0
Rich Roberts 2 18 1 Charles White 4 44 0
Tim Haynes 1 4 0 Ray Butler 3 33 0
        Hoby Brenner 1 14 0
        James Hunter 1 10 0
        Michael Hayes 1 9 0
        Vic Rakhshani 1 5 1

 

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