College Football Belt - 1992 Arizona at Southern Cal
 
 
 

Arizona

Wildcats ©

Southern Cal

Trojans

Played November 14, 1992

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

Arizona © 3 5 8 0 .385 3 3 0 .500 2 5 0 .286        
Southern Cal 7 43 9 3 .809 18 3 2 .826 20 5 1 .788 5 1 0 .833

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

11/3/1979

Arizona

7

10/11/1980

Southern Cal ©

27

Southern Cal ©

20

Arizona

10

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arizona

0

0

0

7

7

Southern Cal

0

6

0

8

14

 

The 9th ranked, 6-2-1 Arizona Wildcats of coach Dick Tomey came to Los Angeles to defend The Belt against the 18th ranked, 5-2-1 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Larry Smith.  Southern Cal had held The Belt earlier in the season after defeating Oklahoma but lost it to Washington the following week.  The Trojans’ defense held the Wildcats to just 68 yards rushing & forced 3 turnovers including 2 interceptions from S Jason Sehorn but it was a trick play that eventually spelled the difference in a 14-7 Southern Cal upset.  Both defenses dominated the game but late in the 2nd quarter, Southern Cal put together a 6-play, 75-yard drive capped by RB Estrus Crayton scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run.  The extra-point attempt was bobbled by holder QB Corby Smith, the son of coach Smith, & left the score Southern Cal 6 Arizona 0 at the half.  Arizona took the lead early in the 4th quarter when QB George Malauulu connected with WR Cary Taylor on a 41-yard touchdown pass for the 7-6 lead.  Midway though the quarter, Southern Cal's WR Johnnie Morton found himself matched-up against Arizona's LB Jamal Lee in man-to-man coverage.  Morton got behind Lee & Trojans' QB Rob Johnson found him for a 65-yard gain to the Arizona 6-yard line.  Southern Cal's PK Cole Ford had missed 2 field goals already & now the Trojans faced 3rd & goal from the 3-yard line against the nation’s 5th ranked defense.  Johnson pitched to RB Deon Strother who was running to his right.  Strother turned back & looked for Johnson in the end zone but Arizona's CB Jey Phillips had stayed with the quarterback on the trick play.  The 6’4” Johnson out-jumped the 6’2” Phillips for the ball &, with the 2-point conversion, the Trojans had a 14-7 advantage.  The win gave the Trojans The Belt for the 9th time & first since earlier in 1992.  Johnson finished with 213 yards passing with his touchdown reception & Morton added 4 catches for 108 yards.  Malauulu threw for 213 yards but 2 interceptions for Arizona.  The Wildcats finished the season 6-5-1 while the Trojans finished 6-5-1 in Smith’s final season.  Arizona would play for The Belt again in 1993.

 

 

 

Arizona Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Chuck Levy 8 45 0 5.63 Dwight McFadden 17 41 0 2.41
Ontiwaun Carter 13 39 0 3.00 Estrus Crayton 9 27 1 3.00
Billy Johnson 6 2 0 0.33 Mike Mooney 2 9 0 4.50
George Malauulu 8 -18 0 -2.25 Wes Bender 3 7 0 2.33
          Deon Strother 4 2 0 0.50
          Rob Johnson 12 -11 0 -0.92
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
George Malauulu 25 13 2 217 1 Rob Johnson 24 12 0 213 0
            Deon Strother 1 1 0 3 1
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Troy Dickey 5 95 0 19.00 Johnnie Morton 4 108 0 27.00
Cary Taylor 3 81 1 27.00 Travis Hannah 2 45 0 22.50
Richard Griffith 2 23 0 11.50 Curtis Conway 2 37 0 18.50
Terrance Vaughn 1 17 0 17.00 Deon Strother 2 18 0 9.00
Chuck Levy 2 1 0 0.50 Estrus Crayton 2 5 0 2.50
          Rob Johnson 1 3 1 3.00

 

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