College Football Belt - 2004 Southern Cal at Brigham Young
 
 

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Brigham Young

Cougars

Played September 18, 2004

at Lavell Edwards Stadium
Provo, Utah

  

 

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 © 9 47 10 3 .808 20 3 2 .840 20 6 1 .759 7 1 0 .875
Brigham Young 2 9 4 0 .692 3 2 0 .600 4 1 0 .800 2 1 0 .667

 

                        Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

0

21

0

21

42

Brigham Young

0

3

7

0

10

 

The top-ranked, 2-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Pete Carroll traveled to Provo to meet the 1-1 Brigham Young Cougars of coach Gary Crowton.  The Cougars were a 2-time Belt champion & had a 9-4 overall record in Belt games but the Trojans were too much for this Brigham Young team.  Southern Cal’s All-Pac 10 RB Reggie Bush scored twice while the Trojans’ defense held the Cougars to 27 yards rushing & 221 total yards in a 42-10 rout.  Brigham Young took a 3-0 lead when All-American P/PK Matt Payne hit a 46-yard field goal before Bush ignited the Trojans’ offense.  Southern Cal raced to a 21-3 halftime lead as Bush scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Heisman Trophy winning, All-American QB Matt Leinart & a 66-yard touchdown run late in the 2nd quarter.  Leinart hit WR Dwayne Jarrett on a 15-yard touchdown pass as the Trojans scored their 21 points in the final 8:30 of the first half.  Brigham Young’s one bright spot came early in the 3rd quarter when QB John Beck hit All-MWC WR Todd Watkins for a 69-yard touchdown pass making the score 21-10 but the rest of the game belonged to Southern Cal.  The Trojans opened the 4th quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from Leinart, RB LenDale White broke loose for a 43-yard touchdown run, & RB Lee Webb adding a 9-yard touchdown run for the final points.  Leinart threw for 236 yards with 2 touchdowns, Bush added 124 yards rushing on 14 carries to his 2 scores, & RB LenDale White rushed for 110 yards with a touchdown on 17 carries.  All-American DE Shaun Cody had 2 sacks & All-American LB Matt Grootegoed intercepted a pass for the second consecutive game to lead the defense.  Beck had 194 yards passing with a touchdown but 3 interceptions while being sacked 3 times & Watkins was held to 4 catches for 94 yards with his touchdown for the Cougars.  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 Cougars finished 5-6 in Crowton’s final season.  Brigham Young has not played for The Belt again.

 

Southern Cal Game Stats Brigham Young Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Reggie Bush 14 124 1 8.86 Naufahu Tahi 7 27 0 3.86
LenDale White 17 110 1 6.47 Curtis Brown 6 15 0 2.50
Desmond Reed 7 21 0 3.00 Ray Hudson 1 1 0 1.00
Hershel Dennis 3 18 0 6.00 Austin Collie 2 -3 0 -1.50
Matt Leinart 7 10 1 1.43 John Beck 8 -13 0 -1.63
Lee Webb 1 9 1 9.00          
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Matt Leinart 35 22 1 236 2 John Beck 34 18 3 194 1
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Steve Smith 6 62 0 10.33 Todd Watkins 4 94 1 23.50
Dwayne Jarrett 3 58 1 19.33 Austin Collie 4 36 0 9.00
Reggie Bush 4 42 1 10.50 Dan Coats 3 25 0 8.33
Chris McFoy 4 37 0 9.25 Rodney Wilkerson 1 14 0 14.00
David Kirtman 2 19 0 9.50 Naufahu Tahi 3 10 0 3.33
Alex Holmes 2 11 0 5.50 Curtis Brown 2 8 0 4.00
LenDale White 1 7 0 7.00 Jason Kukahiko 1 7 0 7.00

 

 

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