Washington

Huskies

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Played November 15, 1980

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

Washington 1 2 3 0 .400 2 2 0 .500 0 1 0 .000        
Southern Cal © 4 38 3 3 .898 16 1 2 .895 18 2 1 .881 4 0 0 1.000

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

11/11/1978

Washington ©

10

11/10/1979

Southern Cal ©

24

Southern Cal

28

Washington

17

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Washington

3

0

14

3

20

Southern Cal

0

3

7

0

10

Two years & 4 days earlier, the Southern Cal Trojans of coach John Robinson had ended the 1-week Belt reign of Don Jamesí Washington Huskies.  This game would see a reversal of fortunes for both teams.  Washington entered the game 7-2 while the Trojans were 7-0-1 & ranked 2nd nationally.  Washington took advantage of 8 turnovers by Southern Cal & a punt returned for a touchdown by CB Ray Horton as the Huskies upset the Trojans 20-10 to claim The Belt.  The loss ended the 24-game, 2-year reign of the champions.  Washington took the lead with a 47-yard field goal by All-Pac 10 PK Chuck Nelson after forcing Southern Cal to punt.  This marked the first time in the season the Trojans trailed in a game.  Southern Cal drove 75 yards before Washington's LB Tony Caldwell intercepted a pass from Trojans' QB Gordon Adams in the end zone to thwart the scoring effort.  The teams then traded fumbles to finish the quarter with Washington leading 3-0.  In the 2nd quarter, Southern Calís All-Pac 10 RB Marcus Allen appeared to break free for a 67-yard touchdown run but officials ruled he had stepped out of bounds at the Southern Cal 36-yard line.  On the next play, Trojans' RB Paul DiLulo fumbled & the Huskies recovered.  Late in the quarter, Adams threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to TE Hoby Brenner which was called back as the Trojans were penalized for being off-sides.  More importantly, Adams was lost for the game & season when he injured his right knee.  Southern Cal's PK Eric Hippís 35-yard field goal tied the game at 3-3 on the last play of the 2nd quarter.  In the 3rd quarter, Hortonís 73-yard return gave the Huskies a 10-3 advantage.  Caldwellís second interception of the game came on a pass from Southern Calís QB Scott Tinsley & set-up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Washington's QB Tom Flick to WR Paul Skansi giving the Huskies a 17-3 lead.  Late in the 3rd quarter, Allen threw a halfback option pass for a 36-yard touchdown to WR Jeff Simmons keeping the Trojans within striking distance at 17-10.  Early in the 4th quarter, Nelson converted a 34-yard field goal attempt for the final points.  Hopes for a Trojans' rally were dashed with just over 8 minutes to play when Allen left the game with numbness in his right arm & he did not return.  His replacement RB Anthony Gibson fumbled at the Washington 8-yard line to end the final legitimate threat by Southern Cal.  Flick finished with 115 yards passing with a touchdown.  Adams threw for 36 yards with an interception in the 1st half, Tinsley threw for 62 yards with 3 interceptions in the 2nd half, while Allen rushed for 216 yards as well as throwing a touchdown pass in 3 Ĺ quarters of action.  Southern Cal finished the season 8-2-1; ranked 11th nationally while the Huskies finished 9-3, Pac-10 Champions & ranked 16th nationally.  Southern Cal would play for The Belt again in 1982.

 

Washington Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Rushing

Att

Yards

TDs

Kyle Stevens 25 86 0 Marcus Allen 30 216 0
Willie Rosborough 8 21 0 Paul DiLulo 7 38 0
Ron Jackson 2 -4 0 Anthony Gibson 5 24 0
Tom Flick 6 -6 0 Kevin Williams 1 4 0
        Scott Tinsley 4 4 0
        Michael Harper 2 1 0
        Gordon Adams 5 -17 0
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Tom Flick 30 15 0 115 1 Scott Tinsley 10 4 3 62 0
            Gordon Adams 9 3 1 36 0
            Marcus Allen 1 1 0 36 1
 

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TDs

David Bayle 6 64 0 Jeff Simmons 2 54 1
Paul Skansi 2 20 1 Hoby Brenner 3 36 0
Aaron Williams 1 10 0 Kevin Williams 1 24 0
Willie Rosborough 2 8 0 Malcolm Moore 1 15 0
Anthony Allen 1 5 0 Paul DiLulo 1 5 0
Kyle Stevens 1 4 0        
Ron Jackson 2 4 0        

 

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