College Football Belt - 2005 Southern Cal at Oregon
 
 

Southern Cal

Trojans ©

Oregon

Ducks

Played September 24, 2005

at Autzen Stadium

Eugene, Oregon

  

 

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 60 10 3 .842 26 3 2 .871 26 6 1 .803 8 1 0 .889
Oregon 0 0 9 1 .050 0 3 1 .125 0 5 0 .000 0 1 0 .000

 

Previous Belt Meetings

 

10/20/1973

Oregon

10

10/18/1980

Southern Cal ©

7

11/30/1985

Mirage Bowl

Southern Cal ©

20

Southern Cal ©

31

Oregon

7

Oregon

6

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Southern Cal

0

10

21

14

45

Oregon

10

3

0

0

13

 

The top-ranked, 2-0 Southern Cal Trojans of coach Pete Carroll traveled to Eugene to meet the 24th ranked, 3-0 Oregon Ducks of coach Mike Bellotti in the Pac 10 opener for both teams.  After a slow start in which the Ducks jumped to a 13-0 lead, Southern Cal erupted for 35 points in the 2nd half while the Trojansí defense held Oregon to just 65 yards rushing in a 45-13 Southern Cal win to retain The Belt in their 16th consecutive successful defense.  Oregon opened the scoring with a 37-yard field goal from PK Paul Martinez.  The Ducks added to the lead with a 5-play, 62-yard drive culminating in a 36-yard touchdown pass from QB Kellen Clemens to WR Demetrius Williams.  Martinez connected on a 48-yard field goal as the Oregon crowd started to sense an upset of the champions; Southern Cal had other thoughts.  Once the Trojansí offense started clicking, the game turned quickly.  Southern Cal's All-Pac 10 QB Matt Leinart connected with All-American RB Reggie Bush on a 19-yard touchdown pass & PK Mario Danelo added a 36-yard field goal as the teams went to halftime with Oregon leading 13-10 but momentum clearly on the side of Southern Cal.  The Trojans opened the 2nd half with a 5-play, 76-yard drive in just 1:46 with Leinart hitting All-American WR Dwayne Jarrett for the 11-yard touchdown pass.  Southern Cal's RB LenDale White finished a 61-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run & Leinart connected again with Jarrett on a 6-yard touchdown pass to finish a 64-yard drive as the 3rd quarter ended with the Trojans holding a 31-13 advantage.  A 5-play, 84-yard drive was capped with an 11-yard touchdown run by Bush & White finished the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter.  The Trojansí five touchdown drives in the 2nd half averaged 64 yards, 7 plays, & less than 3 minutes.  Leinart finished with 315 yards passing to go with his 3 touchdowns, Bush added 122 yards rushing to his 2 scores, & White rushed for 111 yards with his 2 touchdowns.  Clemens finished with 168 yards passing with a touchdown but was sacked twice for the Ducks.  Southern Cal finished the season 0-1 which includes 12 wins vacated as a result of Bush being declared ineligible by the NCAA; Pac 10 Champions & ranked 2nd nationally while the Ducks finished 10-2 & ranked 13th nationally.  Oregon would play for The Belt again in 2010.

 

Southern Cal Game Stats Oregon Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Reggie Bush 20 122 1 6.10 Dennis Dixon 5 21 0 4.20
LenDale White 15 111 2 7.40 Terrell Jackson 2 18 0 9.00
Desmond Reed 4 32 0 8.00 Niles Mittasch 2 17 0 8.50
Matt Leinart 3 13 0 4.33 Terrence Whitehead 7 14 0 2.00
          Kellen Clemens 9 5 0 0.56
          James Finley 2 -2 0 -1.00
          Cameron Colvin 1 -6 0 -6.00
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Matt Leinart 39 23 1 315 3 Kellen Clemens 30 15 0 168 1
            Dennis Dixon 7 6 1 29 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Dwayne Jarrett 8 94 2 11.75 Demetrius Williams 5 83 1 16.60
Steve Smith 6 93 0 15.50 James Finley 4 45 0 11.25
Reggie Bush 3 43 1 14.33 Garren Strong 2 24 0 12.00
Dominique Byrd 3 32 0 10.67 Terrence Whitehead 4 18 0 4.50
David Kirtman 1 21 0 21.00 Dante Rosario 1 11 0 11.00
Brandon Hancock 1 16 0 16.00 Tim Day 1 10 0 10.00
Chris McFoy 1 16 0 16.00 Cameron Colvin 1 6 0 6.00
          Kyle Weatherspoon 1 1 0 1.00
          Terrell Jackson 2 -1 0 -0.50

 

 

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