College Football Belt - 1990 Southern Cal at UCLA
 
 

Southern Cal

Trojans

UCLA

Bruins ©

Played November 17, 1990

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 5 41 7 3 .833 18 2 2 .864 18 4 1 .804 5 1 0 .833
UCLA © 7 21 9 3 .682 10 4 0 .714 9 5 3 .618 2 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

 

11/17/1984

Southern Cal ©

10

11/23/1985

UCLA ©

13

UCLA

29

Southern Cal

17

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

14

7

3

21

45

UCLA

7

7

7

21

42

 

For the first time since 1985, The Victory Bell game also featured a Belt match-up.  The 19th ranked, 7-2-1 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Larry Smith battled the 5-5 UCLA Bruins of coach Terry Donahue who had alternated wins & losses all season.  This was a shootout for the ages but a 23-yard touchdown pass from Southern Cal's QB Todd Marinovich to WR Johnnie Morton with 0:16 left to play was the difference as Southern Cal claimed The Belt with a 45-42 victory.  The Trojans started the scoring early when CB Stephon Pace intercepted UCLA's QB Tommy Maddox & returned it for a 27-yard touchdown just 0:52 into the game.  The fumbled snap on the conversion attempt kept the Trojans leading 6-0.  Maddox led the Bruins through an 11-play, 77-yard scoring drive, completing 5 of 6 pass attempts for 58 yards before scrambling the final 9 yards himself for the touchdown giving UCLA a 7-6 lead.  Southern Cal followed with a 12-play, 84-yard drive capped by a 7-yard touchdown run by RB Mazio Royster.  A pass from Marinovich to RB Scott Lockwood was successful for the conversion as the Trojans took a 14-7 lead into the 2nd quarter.  UCLA tied the game at 14-14 when Maddox found WR Sean LaChapelle on a short pass that the receiver turned into a 47-yard touchdown when his defender fell.  Southern Cal took advantage of a break when Trojans' All-Pac 10 DT Don Gibson recovered a fumble by Maddox at the UCLA 29-yard line just before halftime.  Marinovich finished the short drive with a quarterback sneak at 2:43 left in the half as Southern Cal took a 21-14 lead.  Maddox almost got the tying touchdown before halftime but Trojan's LB Scott Ross intercepted his pass at Southern Cal's 10-yard line.  The Trojans pushed the lead to 24-14 when PK Quin Rodriguez hit a 20-yard field goal after Southern Cal's offense controlled the ball for the first 10:41 of the 3rd quarter.  UCLA cut the lead to 3 points when the Bruins drove 73 yards in 6 plays highlighted by a 42-yard pass from Maddox to WR Scott Miller on a short pass that Miller took to the Trojans 8-yard line.  Bruins' RB Brian Brown scored the touchdown on a 5-yard run.  Southern Cal led 24-21 to start the 4th quarter when the Trojans’ CB Jason Oliver intercepted a deflected Maddox pass & returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.  The Bruins rallied with 2 touchdown passes from Maddox to Miller, 29 & 38 yards, for a 35-31 lead 5:43 through the final quarter.  The second score was set-up when Lockwood's fumble was recovered by UCLA's CB Deon Lambert recovered at the Bruins' 38-yard line.  The Trojans took a 38-35 lead when Marinovich connected with Morton on a 21-yard touchdown pass with 3:09 to play.  75 yards away from the end zone, Maddox completed a a 30-yard pass to Miller, a 14-yard pass to WR Reggie Moore, & scrambled 13 yards to the Southern Cal 21-yard line with 2:30 left.  An 11-yard pass to Moore & a 9-yard pass to LaChapelle had the Bruins at the Trojans' 1-yard line.  UCLA pushed across what appeared to be the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run by RB Kevin Smith with 1:13 to play.  Trailing 42-38, Marinovich took possession at his own 25-yard line &, a faced 3 & 7 with 0:44 to play.  His pass to All-Pac 10 WR Gary Wellman for 27 yards got the Trojans into Bruins' territory.  Another pass to Wellman had the ball at the Bruins’ 23-yard line with 0:26 to play.  Morton made a leaping catch, in spite of playing with a separated shoulder, of Marinovich’s 23-yard pass for the touchdown with 0:16 to play.  Maddox’s final “Hail Mary” pass fell short & Southern Cal had a memorable victory.  The win gave the Trojans The Belt for the 7th time & first since 1985.  Marinovich finished with 215 yards passing with 2 touchdowns & Royster added 157 yards rushing to his score.  For UCLA, Maddox threw for a school-record 409 yards with 3 touchdowns but 3 interceptions while Miller added 8 catches for 175 yards with his 2 touchdowns.  The Bruins finished the season 5-6 while the Trojans finished 8-4-1 & ranked 20th nationally.  UCLA would play for The Belt again in 1992.

 

 

 

Southern Cal Game Stats UCLA Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Mazio Royster 31 157 1 5.06 Tommy Maddox 9 36 1 4.00
Scott Lockwood 13 34 0 2.62 Brian Brown 7 26 1 3.71
Raoul Spears 4 8 0 2.00 Kevin Smith 3 4 1 1.33
Todd Marinovich 4 -8 0 -2.00 Shawn Wills 3 4 0 1.33
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Todd Marinovich 25 16 1 215 2 Tommy Maddox 40 26 3 409 3
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Gary Wellman 7 99 0 14.14 Scott Miller 8 175 2 21.88
Johnnie Morton 4 70 2 17.50 Reggie Moore 7 94 0 13.43
Larry Wallace 1 20 0 20.00 Sean LaChapelle 4 72 1 18.00
Bob Crane 2 14 0 7.00 Shawn Wills 2 26 0 13.00
Mazio Royster 2 12 0 6.00 Corwin Anthony 2 21 0 10.50
          Brian Brown 2 13 0 6.50
          Kevin Smith 1 8 0 8.00

 

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