Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Arizona

Wildcats

Played October 11, 1980

at Arizona Stadium

Tucson, Arizona

  

Teams' Belt Records

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

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PCT

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PCT

Southern Cal © 4 35 3 2 .900 15 1 2 .889 16 2 0 .889 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 3 0 .000         0 3 0 .000        

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

11/3/1979

Arizona

7

Southern Cal ©

20

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

0

13

7

7

27

Arizona

0

0

10

0

10

The Arizona Wildcats of first-year coach Larry Smith stood at 2-1 as they prepared to host the 2nd ranked, 4-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson.  Southern Cal's All-Pac 10 RB Marcus Allen rushed for 201 yards with 3 touchdowns while the Trojans' defense, led by All-American S Ronnie Lott & All-Pac 10 LB Chip Banks, held Arizona to 3 yards rushing in the 2nd half to help lead the Trojans to a 27-10 victory.  Allen scored on runs of 2 & 10 yards in the 2nd quarter as Southern Cal took a 13-0 halftime lead.  Arizona's S Reggie Ware intercepted Southern Cal's QB Gordon Adams on the first possession of the 3rd quarter & Wildcats’ PK Brett Weber connected on a 39-yard field goal.  On their next possession, Arizona's LB Ricky Hundley blocked the Southern Cal punt & two plays later RB Brian Holland found WR Bob Carter for a 20-yard touchdown on a halfback option pass.  Late in the 3rd quarter, Allen scored his third touchdown on an 8-yard run giving the Trojans a 20-10 advantage.  When Adams found TE Vic Rakhshani early in the 4th quarter for a 2-yard touchdown pass, Southern Cal had secured the game.  Adams finished with 209 yards passing with his touchdown.  Arizona's QB Kevin Ward threw for 80 yards with 2 interceptions in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 8-2-1; ranked 11th nationally while the Wildcats finished 5-6.  Arizona would play for The Belt again 1984.

Southern Cal Game Stats Arizona Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Marcus Allen 41 201 3 Brian Holland 3 25 0
Michael Davis 4 39 0 Hubert Oliver 8 19 0
Anthony Gibson 7 31 0 Jack Housley 1 0 0
Doug MacKenzie 3 11 0 Kevin Ward 12 -11 0
Bob McClanahan 1 3 0        
Gordon Adams 3 -10 0        
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Gordon Adams 27 18 1 209 1 Kevin Ward 18 7 2 80 0
            Brian Holland 1 1 0 20 1
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Marcus Allen 6 42 0 Tim Holmes 2 36 0
Kevin Williams 3 25 0 Bob Carter 2 32 1
Jeff Simmons 2 24 0 Hubert Oliver 1 6 0
Malcolm Moore 1 22 0 Rory Barnett 2 5 0
James Hunter 2 17 0        
Vic Rakhshani 1 2 1        

 

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