College Football Belt - 2005 Arizona at Southern Cal
 
 

Arizona

Wildcats

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Played October 8, 2005

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 5 13 13 0 .500 6 4 0 .600 6 9 0 .400 1 0 0 1.000
Southern Cal © 9 62 10 3 .847 26 3 2 .871 28 6 1 .814 8 1 0 .889

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

11/3/1979

Arizona

7

10/11/1980

Southern Cal ©

27

Southern Cal ©

20

Arizona

10

11/14/1992

Arizona

7

11/13/2004

Arizona

9

Southern Cal

14

Southern Cal ©

49

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arizona

7

0

14

0

21

Southern Cal

7

7

14

14

42

 

The top-ranked, 4-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Pete Carroll welcomed the 1-3 Arizona Wildcats of coach Mike Stoops to the Coliseum for their Pac 10 battle.  The Wildcats were 5-time Belt holders but had lost last year’s match-up with the Trojans 49-9.  Another slow 1st half offensively was no impediment for the champions as RB LenDale White scored 4 touchdowns while the offense totals 724 total yards & the Trojans’ defense held Arizona to just 64 yards rushing leading Southern Cal to a 42-21 victory.  The Wildcats had no answer for White last season either when he scored 3 touchdowns in the rout.  White capped a 13-play, 96-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run as the Trojans took a 7-0 on their first possession.  The Wildcats got on the board late in the 1st quarter when QB Richard Kovalcheck connected with TE Brad Wood for a 4-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7-7.  The only points for either team in the 2nd quarter came on another long Trojans' drive.  Southern Cal took 14 plays to go 88 yards with All-Pac 10 QB Matt Leinart, who threw for 360 yards, hitting All-American WR Dwayne Jarrett on a 22-yard touchdown pass as the teams went to halftime with Southern Cal leading 14-7.  As had become typical for this Southern Cal team, a scoring drive opened the 2nd half.  White’s second touchdown came on a 2-yard run to finish the 9-play, 83-yard drive giving Southern Cal a 21-7 advantage.  Arizona stayed close when Kovalcheck hit WR Mike Thomas on a 42-yard touchdown pass but Southern Cal’s next possession resulted in a 7-play, 80-yard drive with White scoring his third touchdown of the day on a 1-yard run for a 28-14 Southern Cal lead.  A 56-yard pass from Leinart to WR Steve Smith to putting the ball at the Arizona 11-yard line highlighted the scoring drive.  The stubborn Wildcats stayed in the game when WR Syndric Steptoe returned the ensuing kick-off 63 yards to the Southern Cal 22-yard line.  Six plays later, Kovalcheck connected with RB Gilbert Harris on a 1-yard touchdown pass & the Wildcats were within 28-21 at the start of the 4th quarter.  Another 80-yard drive followed for the Trojans with Leinart connecting with Jarrett on another touchdown, this one from 29 yards, for a 35-21 edge.  Arizona’s hopes of an upset ended on their next possession as Trojans' S Ryan Ting intercepted a Kovalcheck pass at the Southern Cal 4-yard line.  The Trojans then went 96 yards in just 2:00 with Heisman Trophy winning, All-American RB Reggie Bush providing the big play with a 65-yard run before White’s fourth touchdown of the day came on a 6-yard run.  For Southern Cal, White finished with 179 yards rushing with his 4 touchdowns, Bush added 110 yards rushing, Jarrett finished with 9 catches for 116 yards with his 2 scores, & Smith totaled 7 catches for 135 yards.  For Arizona, Kovalcheck threw for 181 yards with 3 touchdowns but the Wildcats only had the ball for 23:00 of the game compared to the Trojans’ 37:00.  Southern Cal finished the season 0-1 which includes 12 wins vacated as a result of All-American RB Reggie Bush being declared ineligible by the NCAA; Pac 10 Champions & ranked 2nd nationally while the Wildcats finished 3-8.  Arizona has not played for The Belt again.

 

Arizona Game Stats Southern Cal Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Mike Bell 10 38 0 3.80 LenDale White 24 179 4 7.46
Gilbert Harris 8 26 0 3.25 Reggie Bush 14 110 0 7.86
Chris Henry 1 1 0 1.00 Desmond Reed 6 27 0 4.50
Richard Kovalcheck 3 0 0 0.00 Michael Coleman 4 16 0 4.00
          John Griffin 1 4 0 4.00
          Matt Leinart 3 1 0 0.33
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Richard Kovalcheck 25 16 1 181 3 Matt Leinart 40 26 1 360 2
            John David Booty 3 3 0 27 0
            Dwayne Jarrett 1 0 0 0 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Mike Thomas 4 88 1 22.00 Steve Smith 7 135 0 19.29
Brad Wood 4 52 1 13.00 Dwayne Jarrett 9 116 2 12.89
Anthony Johnson 2 16 0 8.00 Chris McFoy 3 27 0 9.00
Gilbert Harris 4 15 1 3.75 Fred Davis 2 23 0 11.50
Syndric Steptoe 1 9 0 9.00 Patrick Turner 1 20 0 20.00
Mike Bell 1 1 0 1.00 Dominique Byrd 1 16 0 16.00
          Reggie Bush 2 16 0 8.00
          LenDale White 1 14 0 14.00
          Mike Brittingham 1 9 0 9.00
          Brandon Hancock 1 6 0 6.00
          David Kirtman 1 5 0 5.00

 

 

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