College Football Belt - 2004 Arizona State vs Southern Cal
 
 

Arizona State

Sun Devils

Southern Cal

Trojans

Played October 16, 2004

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 State 4 10 7 0 .588 7 5 0 .583 3 2 0 .600        
Southern Cal 9 50 10 3 .817 21 3 2 .846 22 6 1 .776 7 1 0 .875

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

10/14/1978

Southern Cal

7

10/4/1980

Southern Cal

23 10/30/1982

Southern Cal

10

Arizona State

20

Arizona State

21

Arizona State

17

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arizona State

0

7

0

0

7

Southern Cal

14

28

0

3

45

 

The 15th ranked, 5-0 Arizona State Sun Devils of coach Dirk Koetter traveled to Los Angeles to battle the top-ranked, 5-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Pete Carroll.  The Sun Devils were 4-time Belt champions coming into the game with a 9-7 record in Belt games with a 2-1 record against Southern Cal in Belt games.  But after 2 close games against Stanford & California, Southern Cal wanted to show their dominance over ranked teams again.  The Trojans used their explosive offense & crushing defense to even their record against the Sun Devils in Belt games & extend their reign to 6 games with a 45-7 win.  Southern Cal's WR Dwayne Jarrett made touchdown receptions of 19, 52, & 34 yards, all in the 1st half while Heisman Trophy winning, All-American QB Matt Leinart threw for 224 yards with 4 touchdowns on only 13 completions.  The Trojans took control on their opening drive as Leinart led an 8-play, 45-yard scoring drive capped with a 10-yard touchdown pass to All-Pac 10 RB Reggie Bush.  Arizona State drove to the Southern Cal 30-yard line but Sun Devils' PK Jesse Ainsworth had his 46-yard field goal attempt blocked by Trojans' All-American DE Shaun Cody.  Just before the end of the 1st quarter, Leinart threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to RB LenDale White giving Southern Cal a 14-0 lead.  On Arizona State's next drive, Trojans' All-American LB Matt Grootegoed intercepted Sun Devils' QB Andrew Walter's pass & returned it 41 yards to the Arizona State 19-yard line.  On the next snap, Leinart completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett.  The Sun Devils finally got a break when Bush fumbled on a punt return giving Arizona State the ball at the Southern Cal 33-yard line.  Sun Devils' RB Hakim Hill finished the short drive with a 2-yard touchdown run leaving Arizona State trailing 21-7.  Leinart's 1-yard sneak put the Trojans back in front by 3 touchdowns at 28-7 with 5:08 left in the half.  Southern Cal used some trickery on their next drive as Bush took a pitch then found Jarrett open on a halfback option pass for a 52-yard touchdown.  But the Trojans were still not done for the half.  Bush returned a punt 41 yards to the Sun Devils' 34-yard line & on the next snap, Leinart again connected with Jarrett.  The 34-yard touchdown catch put Southern Cal ahead 42-7 at intermission.  The 2nd half was a show of dominance by the Trojans' defense as Arizona State's offense got no closer than the Southern Cal 37-yard line.  Trojans' PK Ryan Killeen scored the only points of the half, kicking a 34-yard field goal early in the 4th quarter.  Jarrett finished with 5 catches for 139 yards with his 3 scores.  For Arizona State, Walter had 181 yards passing with 2 interceptions while being sacked 6 times & WR Zach Miller had 8 catches for 102 yards in the losing effort as the Trojans' defense held the Sun Devils to 24 net yards rushing on 30 carries.  Southern Cal finished the season 11-0 which does not include 2 wins that were vacated by the NCAA as Bush was ruled ineligible for the final 2 games of the season; Pac 10 Champions & National Champions while the Sun Devils finished 9-3 & ranked 19th nationally.  Arizona State would play for The Belt again in 2005.

 

Arizona State Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Hakim Hill 12 31 1 2.58 LenDale White 16 68 0 4.25
Preston Jones 4 18 0 4.50 David Kirtman 4 24 0 6.00
Rudy Burgess 3 13 0 4.33 Reggie Bush 5 21 0 4.20
Sam Keller 3 -3 0 -1.00 Hershel Dennis 5 19 0 3.80
Andrew Walter 8 -35 0 -4.38 Lee Webb 4 16 0 4.00
          Matt Cassel 1 6 0 6.00
          Desmond Reed 1 0 0 0.00
          Matt Leinart 2 -9 1 -4.50
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Andrew Walter 34 19 2 181 0 Matt Leinart 24 13 0 224 4
Sam Keller 3 2 0 20 0 Matt Cassel 3 3 0 25 0
Chris McDonald 1 1 0 26 0 Reggie Bush 1 1 0 52 1
Rudy Burgess 1 1 0 -8 0            
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Zach Miller 8 102 0 12.75 Dwayne Jarrett 5 139 3 27.80
Derek Hagan 5 52 0 10.40 Dominique Byrd 3 49 0 16.33
Moey Mutz 2 25 0 12.50 Reggie Bush 2 45 1 22.50
Terry Richardson 2 24 0 12.00 LenDale White 2 22 1 11.00
Rudy Burgess 2 11 0 5.50 Chris McFoy 1 19 0 19.00
Hakim Hill 1 6 0 6.00 Alex Holmes 1 14 0 14.00
Jamaal Lewis 1 5 0 5.00 David Kirtman 1 7 0 7.00
Lee Burghgraef 1 2 0 2.00 Fred Davis 2 6 0 3.00
Andrew Walter 1 -8 0 -8.00          

 

 

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