UCLA

Bruins

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Played November 24, 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

L

T

PCT

UCLA 3 13 4 2 .737 6 4 0 .600 6 0 2 .875 1 0 0 1.000
Southern Cal © 4 29 3 2 .882 12 1 2 .867 14 2 0 .875 3 0 0 1.000

Previous Belt Meetings

11/20/1976

Southern Cal 24 11/18/1978 Southern Cal © 17
UCLA © 14 UCLA 10

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

UCLA

0

0

7

7

14

Southern Cal

14

21

7

7

49

The Victory Bell game for 1979 featured the 3rd ranked, 9-0-1 Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson with an 18-game unbeaten streak against the 5-5 UCLA Bruins of Terry Donahue.  Southern Cal's Heisman Trophy winning, All-American RB Charles White scored 4 touchdowns in the 1st half as the Trojans took a 35-0 halftime lead & coasted home with a 49-14 victory over the Bruins to retain The Belt.  White scored on a 2-yard touchdown run finishing a 14-play, 78-yard drive with 2:05 left in the 1st quarter.  Southern Calís All-Pac 10 S Ronnie Lott intercepted UCLA's QB Tom Ramsey, making only his second start, 0:40 later before returning it 30 yards for another touchdown giving the Trojans a 14-0 lead through the 1st quarter.  The 2nd quarter was all White as he scored on runs of 1, 26, & 2 yards to effectively put the game out of reach for UCLA.  UCLA's QB Rick Bashore, playing for the first time in 3 weeks due to injury, opened the 3rd quarter with a 79-yard touchdown pass to WR Jojo Townsell.  The touchdown pass came two plays after UCLA's CB Tom Sullivan intercepted Southern Calís All-Pac 10 QB Paul McDonald.  The Trojans responded with a 5-yard touchdown pass from McDonald to TE Vic Rakhshani making the score Southern Cal 42 UCLA 7.  In the 4th quarter, Bashore & Townsell connected on a 5-yard touchdown pass but Southern Cal closed out the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown run by RB Michael Hayes with just 2:30 left in the game.  White finished with 194 yards rushing with his 4 scores while McDonald threw for 199 yards with a touchdown.  Ramsey completed just 3 of 13 passes for 34 yards with 2 interceptions before being replaced by Bashore who threw for 224 yards with 2 touchdowns but an interception & Townsell had 5 catches for 129 yards with 2 touchdowns in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 11-0-1; Pac-10 Champions & ranked 2nd nationally while the Bruins finished 5-6.  UCLA would play again for The Belt in 1981.

UCLA Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Freeman McNeil 30 120 0 Charles White 35 194 4
Anthony Edgar 4 24 0 Michael Hayes 9 87 1
Danny Lei 3 7 0 Marcus Allen 9 38 0
Tom Ramsey 2 -6 0 Paul McDonald 1 18 0
Rick Bashore 4 -10 0 Doug MacKenzie 1 2 0
        Michael Davis 1 1 0
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Rick Bashore 17 9 1 224 2 Paul McDonald 23 17 1 199 1
Tom Ramsey 13 3 2 34 0            
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Jojo Townsell 5 129 2 Dan Garcia 3 42 0
Tim Wrightman 3 74 0 Charles White 4 35 0
Freeman McNeil 2 22 0 Ray Butler 2 33 0
Willie Curran 1 17 0 Marcus Allen 2 27 0
Scott Tiesing 1 16 0 Vic Rakhshani 2 22 1
        Michael Hayes 2 13 0
        Kevin Williams 1 16 0
        Hoby Brenner 1 11 0

 

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