Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Minnesota

Golden Gophers

Played September 27, 1980

at Memorial Stadium

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  

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 © 4 33 3 2 .895 14 1 2 .882 15 2 0 .882 4 0 0 1.000
Minnesota 0 0 3 0 .000         0 3 0 .000        

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

9/22/1979

Minnesota

14

Southern Cal ©

48

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

0

7

3

14

24

Minnesota

0

0

0

7

7

The 5th ranked, 2-0, Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson traveled to Minneapolis to battle the 1-1 Minnesota Golden Gophers of coach Joe Salem.  Southern Cal's All-Pac 10 RB Marcus Allen rushed for 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter & All-American S Ronnie Lott intercepted 3 passes as the Trojans posted a 24-7 win to retain The Belt.  Lott intercepted Minnesota's QB Tim Salem to set-up the first Southern Cal score; a 26-yard touchdown pass from QB Gordon Adams to WR Kevin Williams giving the Trojans a 7-0 lead they held through halftime.  In the 3rd quarter, Southern Cal's PK Eric Hipp hit a 39-yard field goal for a 10-0 heading into the 4th quarter.  Midway through the final period, Minnesota closed the gap to 3 points with a 16-yard touchdown run by All-Big Ten RB Marion Barber.  Allenís first touchdown came on a 20-yard run with 3:30 left in the game & he helped secure the win with a 37-yard touchdown run with 1:02 remaining.  Adams finished with 92 yards passing with a touchdown while Allen added 216 yards rushing to his 2 scores.  Salem threw for just 44 yards with 3 interceptions while Barber rushed for 101 yards with his touchdown in the loss.  Southern Cal finished the season 8-2-1; ranked 11th nationally while the Golden Gophers finished 5-6.  Minnesota would play for The Belt again in 1981.

Southern Cal Game Stats Minnesota Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Marcus Allen 42 216 2 Marion Barber 17 101 1
Michael Harper 9 74 0 Garry White 16 90 0
Paul DiLulo 3 8 0 Glenn Lewis 1 -1 0
Bob McClanahan 2 5 0 Tim Salem 2 -4 0
Anthony Gibson 1 -1 0        
Gordon Adams 3 -8 0        
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Gordon Adams 17 6 1 92 1 Tim Salem 19 6 3 44 0
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Malcolm Moore 2 30 0 Kelvin Jenkins 2 19 0
Kevin Williams 1 29 1 Chester Cooper 2 10 0
Marcus Allen 1 13 0 Marion Barber 1 8 0
Timmy White 1 11 0 Garry White 1 7 0
Hoby Brenner 1 9 0        

 

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