College Football Belt - 1985 Southern Cal vs Oregon
 

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Oregon

Ducks

The Mirage Bowl

Played November 30, 1985

at the Tokyo Dome

Tokyo, Japan

  

 

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 © 5 40 6 3 .847 18 2 2 .864 18 4 1 .804 4 0 0 1.000
Oregon 0 0 4 1 .100 0 1 1 .250 0 3 0 .000        

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

10/20/1973

Oregon

10

10/18/1980

Southern Cal ©

7

Southern Cal ©

31

Oregon

7

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

7

10

0

3

20

Oregon

3

0

3

0

6

 

The teams traveled to Tokyo, Japan in a regular season Pac-10 game to contest The Belt.  The Oregon Ducks of coach Rich Brooks were 5-5 while the Southern Cal Trojans of coach Ted Tollner were 5-5 as well.  The Southern Cal defense held Oregon to just 77 yards passing & knocked Oregonís All-Pac 10 QB Chris Miller out of the game in the 3rd quarter while the offense put up 2 touchdowns in the 1st half which was enough for the Trojans to retain The Belt with a 20-6 victory over the Ducks.  Midway through the 1st quarter, Oregon took a 3-0 lead when PK Matt MacLeod hit a 32-yard field goal.  Late in the quarter, Oregonís All-Pac 10 WR Lew Barnes fumbled while he was trying to field a punt & Southern Cal's CB Martin French recovered the ball at the Oregon 33-yard line.  The Trojans took seven plays to get into the end zone with RB Ryan Knight scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run with 0:51 left in the quarter giving Southern Cal a 7-3 lead.  On the next Oregon drive, Southern Cal's LB Garrett Breeland recovered a fumble by Oregon's RB Alex Mack at the Oregon 29-yard line.  When the drive stalled at the Oregon 12-yard line, Trojansí PK Don Shafer hit a 33-yard field goal pushing the lead to 10-3.  Late in the 2nd quarter, Southern Cal drove 65 yards in 8 plays highlighted by a 43-yard pass from QB Rodney Peete to WR Al Washington to put the ball at the Oregon 11-yard line.  Peete finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to WR Hank Norman giving the Trojans a 17-3 halftime lead.  The 3rd quarter saw a 36-yard field goal from MacLeod making the score Southern Cal 17 Oregon 6 but the game seemed to be decided on this drive when Miller absorbed a late hit from Southern Cal's LB Rex Moore.  The hit resulted in a 15-yard penalty for the Trojans but the loss of Miller for the Ducks who then had to rely on two inexperienced back-ups the rest of the game.  Southern Cal got a 44-yard field goal early in the 4th quarter & the defense was never challenged by the Ducksí back-ups.  Peete finished with 103 yards passing with a touchdown while Miller threw for 57 yards with an interception before being injured.  Southern Cal finished the season 6-6 while the Ducks finished 5-6.  Oregon would play for The Belt again in 1990.

 

Southern Cal Game Stats Oregon Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Aaron Emanuel 22 99 0 4.50 Tony Cherry 13 47 0 3.62
Ryan Knight 19 62 1 3.26 Chris Miller 5 32 0 6.40
Kennedy Pola 10 43 0 4.30 Kevin Willhite 7 18 0 2.57
Fred Crutcher 7 23 0 3.29 Randy Willhite 2 13 0 6.50
Zephrini Lee 2 8 0 4.00 Lew Barnes 1 9 0 9.00
Rodney Peete 4 -8 0 -2.00 Alex Mack 2 9 0 4.50
          Adam Muniz 1 3 0 3.00
          Johnny Coppedge 5 -19 0 -3.80
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Rodney Peete 17 9 0 103 1 Chris Miller 19 9 1 57 0
Sean Salisbury 1 0 0 0 0 Adam Muniz 12 3 0 20 0
Al Wahington 1 0 0 0 0 Johnny Coppedge 4 0 0 0 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Al Washington 2 51 0 25.50 Tony Cherry 4 34 0 8.50
Hank Norman 3 26 1 8.67 Lew Barnes 2 13 0 6.50
Joe Cormier 2 18 0 9.00 Alex Mack 2 12 0 6.00
Lonnie White 1 7 0 7.00 Kevin Willhite 3 11 0 3.67
Ryan Knight 1 1 0 1.00 Bobby DeBisschop 1 7 0 7.00

 

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