College Football Belt - 1992 Southern Cal at UCLA
 
 

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

UCLA

Bruins

Played November 21, 1992

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 © 8 44 9 3 .813 19 3 2 .833 20 5 1 .788 5 1 0 .833
UCLA 7 21 10 3 .662 10 5 0 .667 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 11/17/1990

Southern Cal

45

UCLA

29

Southern Cal

17

UCLA ©

42

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

10

7

14

6

37

UCLA

10

7

0

21

38

 

The 15th ranked, 6-2-1 Southern Cal Trojans met the 5-5 UCLA Bruins of coach Terry Donahue in the Victory Bell game.  Southern Cal's coach Larry Smith had won The Belt four times, once with Arizona & three times with the Trojans.  Amazingly, Smith had never coached a successful defense of The Belt.  UCLA's QB John Barnes threw for 385 yards with 3 touchdowns & WR J.J. Stokes set a school record with 263 yards receiving but it took a defensive stand on a 2-point conversion attempt with less than a minute to play for the Bruins to claim a 38-37 win.  Southern Cal drove to the UCLA 19-yard line on their opening drive before taking a 3-0 lead when PK Cole Ford hit a 36-yard field goal.  The Bruins responded with a 13-play, 80-yard drive as RB Kevin Williams scored on an 18-yard touchdown run.  On the ensuing kick-off, UCLA used a short, pop-up kick that two Trojans let drop between them & UCLA's S Donovan Gallatin recovered the ball at the Southern Cal 33-yard line.  The Bruins were unable to move against the Trojans' defense & settled for a 47-yard field goal from PK Louis Perez giving the Bruins a 10-3 lead.  Southern Cal tied the game on a trick play when QB Rob Johnson caught a pass from All-Pac 10 WR Curtis Conway for a 36-yard touchdown.  All this before the 2nd quarter had even started.  The Bruins got the lead back when Barnes hit Stokes who made a leaping catch & when the Trojans' defenders both went for the interception, Stokes was untouched the last 36 yards for a 57-yard touchdown pass.  The Trojans tied the game again when Johnson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run capping a 9-play, 67-yard drive.  The highlights of the drive was a 32-yard run around right end by RB Estrus Crayton & a 14-yard scramble by Johnson to the UCLA 1-yard line.  Southern Cal seemed to take control of the game midway through the 3rd quarter when S Zuri Hector blocked a UCLA punt & Trojans' LB Bruce Luzzi recovered the ball for a touchdown.  The Trojans pushed the lead to 14 points when Crayton scored untouched through the middle of the line on a 32-yard touchdown run for a 31-17 advantage.  Early in the 4th quarter, Barnes hit Stokes on a 29-yard touchdown pass to get the Bruins back in the game.  UCLA's next drive went 80 yards in 5 plays with the highlight a short crossing pattern from Barnes to Stokes that the receiver turned into a 59-yard gain to the Southern Cal 7-yard line.  Williams carried the final yard for his second touchdown to tie the game at 31-31.  With 4:41 to play, the Bruins were 96 yards away from the go-ahead score after a Trojans' punt pinned them back.  Two runs by Williams had UCLA faced with a 3 & 6 from their own 10-yard line before Barnes & Stokes hooked up again.  Barnes found Stokes had got behind his single coverage & the quarterback lofted a perfect strike to the wide receiver.  Stokes raced past the safety for a 90-yard touchdown reception giving the Bruins a 38-31 lead with 3:08 to play.  Johnson had to complete two 4th down passes, including a 39-yard pass to WR Johnnie Morton to the UCLA 13-yard line, to keep the Trojans' drive alive.  Johnson finished the 11-play, 69-yard drive with at 1-yard touchdown run at 0:41 to play & Southern Cal decided to try for the win.  Johnsonís 2-point conversion pass attempt to TE Yonnie Jackson was knocked down by Bruins' LB Nkosi Littleton. UCLA's WR Mike Nguyen recovered the on-side kick to preserve the Bruins' upset.  The win marked the 8th time UCLA had held The Belt & first since 1990.  Williams finished with 99 yards rushing with his 2 touchdowns for the Bruins.  For Southern Cal, Johnson threw for 166 yards, rushed for 2 touchdowns, & caught another while Crayton added 140 yards rushing to his score.  The win by the Bruins meant that for the 2nd straight year & 3rd time ever, The Belt would not be defended in a Bowl game.  The Trojans finished 6-5-1 in Smithís final season while the Bruins finished 6-5.  Southern Cal would play for The Belt again in 2004.

 

Southern Cal Game Stats UCLA Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Estrus Crayton 28 140 1 5.00 Kevin Williams 23 99 2 4.30
Mike Mooney 4 34 0 8.50 Daron Washington 2 26 0 13.00
Rob Johnson 10 17 2 1.70 Chris Alexander 3 1 0 0.33
Wes Bender 3 6 0 2.00 Kevin Jordan 1 0 0 0.00
Deon Strother 1 0 0 0.00 John Barnes 6 -32 0 -5.33
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Rob Johnson 32 16 0 166 0 John Barnes 28 16 0 385 3
Curtis Conway 1 1 0 36 1            
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Curtis Conway 5 69 0 13.80 J.J. Stokes 6 263 3 43.83
Johnnie Morton 3 54 0 18.00 Rick Daly 3 62 0 20.67
Rob Johnson 1 36 1 36.00 Sean LaChapelle 5 42 0 5.25
Travis Hannah 3 28 0 9.33 Kevin Jordan 2 18 0 9.00
Yonnie Jackson 2 10 0 5.00          
Joel Scott 1 6 0 6.00          
Deon Strother 2 -1 0 -0.50          

 

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