College Football Belt - 1984 Southern Cal at UCLA
 

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

UCLA

Bruins

Played November 17, 1984

at the Rose Bowl

Pasadena, 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

Southern Cal © 4 39 5 3 .862 17 2 2 .857 18 3 1 .841 4 0 0 1.000
UCLA 4 14 6 2 .682 6 4 0 .600 7 2 2 .727 1 0 0 1.000

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

11/20/1976

Southern Cal

24

11/18/1978

Southern Cal ©

17 11/24/1979

UCLA

14

UCLA ©

14

UCLA

10

Southern Cal ©

49

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

0

3

7

0

10

UCLA

3

16

7

3

29

 

The 7th ranked, 8-1 Southern Cal Trojans with coach Ted Tollner met the 7-3 UCLA Bruins of coach Terry Donahue for both The Victory Bell & The Belt.  The Trojans had won all 3 previous meetings when both trophies were contested but the Bruins had claimed the Victory Bell the last two seasons.  UCLA got 5 field goals from All-Pac 10 PK John Lee while the defense forced 5 Trojans' turnovers as the Bruins claimed The Belt with a 29-10 upset of Southern Cal.  The Bruins took advantage of a Southern Cal mistake midway through the 1st quarter when S Craig Rutledge intercepted Southern Cal's QB Tim Green & returned it to the Southern Cal 44-yard line.  While UCLA could not get into the end zone on this drive, they did get a 46-yard field goal from Lee giving them a 3-0 lead at the end of the quarter.  Early in the 2nd quarter, Southern Cal lost their All-Pac 10 RB Fred Crutcher to a pulled groin injury.  His back up, RB Ryan Knight, fumbled when he was hit by UCLA's NG Terry Tumey & LB Neal Dellocono recovered at the Southern Cal 12-yard line.  The Trojans' defense again kept UCLA out of the end zone but Lee hit from 29 yards giving the Bruins a 6-0 lead.  Southern Cal got on the board when PK Steve Jordan hit a 45-yard field goal but Lee came back with a 43-yard field goal & UCLA still led by 6 points at 9-3.  Leeís fourth field goal of the 1st half came from 43 yards after UCLA's S James Washington recovered a fumble by Southern Cal's TE Joe Cormier at the Southern Cal 20-yard line.  The Bruins took advantage of a short Southern Cal punt for the only touchdown of the 1st half.  When Southern Cal's P Paul Greenís kick went only 20 yards to the Southern Cal 49-yard line, the Bruins took 6 plays to get into the end zone with RB Gaston Green highlighting the drive with a 27-yard run to the Southern Cal 5-yard line.  Bruins' QB Steve Bono hit WR Mike Sherrard for the 5-yard touchdown pass with 0:20 left in the half & UCLA had a 19-3 lead as the teams went to intermission.  It looked like momentum might swing to the Trojans in the 3rd quarter when S Tim McDonald recovered a fumble by UCLA's RB Bryan Wiley.  The plan didnít work as Southern Cal had hoped though when on the ensuing drive UCLA's CB Dennis Price intercepted Green & raced 63 yards down the right sideline for the touchdown giving the Bruins a 26-3 lead with 4:50 left in the 3rd quarter.  The Trojans did drive 68 yards in 12 plays with Green scoring on a 2-yard run but Southern Cal still trailed 26-10 entering the 4th quarter.  The only points of the final quarter came from Lee when he hit a 49-yard field goal.  The kick was his 28th field goal of the season breaking the NCAA record previously held by PK Paul Woodside of West Virginia in 1982 & PK Luis Zendejas of Arizona State in 1983.  Bono finished with 114 yards passing with his touchdown & Green rushed for 134 yards.  For Southern Cal, Green threw for 226 yards but with 3 interceptions as well as being sacked twice & Knight had 100 yards rushing in the loss.  The Trojans finished the season 9-3; Pac-10 Champions & ranked 10th nationally while the Bruins finished 9-3 & ranked 9th nationally.  Southern Cal would play for The Belt again in 1985.

 

Southern Cal Game Stats UCLA Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Ryan Knight 25 100 0 4.00 Gaston Green 18 134 0 7.44
Fred Crutcher 11 34 0 3.09 Danny Andrews 9 26 0 2.89
Tim Green 5 10 1 2.00 Bryan Wiley 9 25 0 2.78
Kennedy Pola 2 6 0 3.00 James Primus 2 10 0 5.00
Zephrini Lee 2 -2 0 -1.00 Steve Bono 3 2 0 0.67
          Matt Stevens 1 -2 0 -2.00
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Tim Green 39 18 3 226 0 Steve Bono 19 9 0 114 1
Kevin McLean 3 1 0 3 0 Matt Stevens 1 0 0 0 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Timmie Ware 3 65 0 21.67 Mike Sherrard 3 33 1 11.00
Joe Cormier 5 63 0 12.60 Danny Andrews 1 25 0 25.00
Hank Norman 3 45 0 15.00 Mike Young 1 23 0 23.00
Randy Tanner 1 19 0 19.00 Bryan Wiley 2 17 0 8.50
Kennedy Pola 2 18 0 9.00 Gaston Green 1 9 0 9.00
Mark Boyer 3 16 0 5.33 Derek Tennell 1 7 0 7.00
Zephrini Lee 1 3 0 3.00          
Ryan Knight 1 0 0 0.00          

 

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