College Football Belt - 2004 Colorado State vs Southern Cal
 

Colorado State

Rams

Southern Cal

Trojans

Played September 11, 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

Colorado State 2 3 3 0 .500 1 2 0 .333 2 1 0 .667        
Southern Cal 9 46 10 3 .805 19 3 2 .833 20 6 1 .759 7 1 0 .875

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Colorado State

0

0

0

0

0

Southern Cal

7

21

14

7

49

 

The top-ranked, 1-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Pete Carroll hosted the 0-1 Colorado State Rams of coach Sonny Lubick.  The Rams had held the Belt in the 1994 & 1995 seasons but this title-holder was nothing like they teams Colorado State had faced in the past.  The Trojans used their explosive offense & stifling defense led by All-American DE Shaun Cody to shutout the Rams 49-0.  Late in the 1st quarter, Southern Cal's RB LenDale White opened the scoring with an 11-yard touchdown run.  On the first play of the 2nd quarter, Trojans' All-American LB Matt Grootegoed intercepted Rams' QB Justin Holland.  Grootegoed returned the pick 57 yards to the Colorado State 32-yard line.  Southern Cal's Heisman Trophy winning, All-American QB Matt Leinart threw a 31-yard pass to RB Chris McFoy before White carried the final yard for the score & a 14-0 lead.  White's third touchdown came on a 3-yard run to cap a 7-play, 74-yard scoring drive putting the Trojans ahead 21-0.  Late in the quarter, the Rams' CB Liddon Levine recovered fumble by Southern Cal's WR Greig Carlson at the Trojans' 8-yard line.  On the next snap, Holland completed a pass to All-MWC TE Joel Dreessen who made the catch but was unable to retain possession of the ball when he was hit by Southern Cal's CB Justin Wyatt.  Trojans' S Jason Leach recovered the ball at the Southern Cal 4-yard line to end the scoring threat.  The Trojans drove 96 yards in 9 plays with All-Pac 10 RB Reggie Bush carrying 7 yards for a score & a 28-0 halftime lead.  In the 3rd quarter, Leinart completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to WR Steve Smith & a 4-yard touchdown pass to WR Dwayne Jarrett.  The final score came early in the 4th quarter when Holland was sacked by Southern Cal's DE Jeff Schweiger who forced a fumble that was recovered by Trojans' DT Manuel Wright.  Wright ran 20 yards for the touchdown & a 49-0 rout.  Southern Cal's defense held Colorado State to 48 yards rushing while forcing 6 turnovers.  Leinart threw for 231 yards with 2 touchdowns, White finished with 123 yards rushing with his 3 scores, & Grootegoed had 2 interceptions for the Trojans.  Holland threw for 233 yards but had 4 interceptions & was sacked 4 times while Dreessen was held to 5 catches for 23 yards with a fumble & WR David Anderson had 9 catches for 137 yards in the losing effort.  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 Rams finished 4-7.  Colorado State has not played for The Belt again.

 

Colorado State Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Uldis Jaunarajs 13 74 0 5.69 LenDale White 14 123 3 8.79
Tristian Walker 3 12 0 4.00 Reggie Bush 12 84 1 7.00
Marcus Houston 5 1 0 0.20 Desmond Reed 8 56 0 7.00
Justin Holland 6 -39 0 -6.50 Matt Leinart 7 45 0 6.43
          David Kirtman 3 17 0 5.67
          Brandon Hance 1 -4 0 -4.00
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Justin Holland 35 19 4 233 0 Matt Leinart 31 20 0 231 2
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

David Anderson 9 137 0 15.22 Steve Smith 8 79 1 9.88
Johnny Walker 4 66 0 16.50 Chris McFoy 4 59 0 14.75
Joel Dreessen 5 23 0 4.60 Dwayne Jarrett 3 32 1 10.67
Uldis Jaunarajs 1 7 0 7.00 David Kirtman 2 30 0 15.00
          LenDale White 1 22 0 22.00
          Alex Holmes 1 7 0 7.00
          Reggie Bush 1 2 0 2.00

 

 

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