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Bruins, Trojans Win at the End

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By Earl Heath – Rita Long

The parities of last week-ends college games were really eerie. The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins both had unbeaten streaks o­n the line, both were o­n the road, both won in the final offensive play of the game.

The Trojans traveled to South Bend, Indiana to take o­n Notre Dame for the 77th time. The final drive began o­n the Trojans 25 yard line as they trailed 31-28 with 2:04 remaining. The key play was a 61 yard pass from Matt Leinart to Dwayne Jarrett. “He checked out of the play and said he was coming to me,” said Jarrett.

With 7 seconds remaining in the game Leinart did a quarterback sneak with help from Reggie Bush who pushed him across the goal line in front a crowd of 80,795.  The victory extended USC’s winning streak to 28 games a solid 6-0 this season.

Bush came closer to staking his claim o­n this year’s Heisman trophy as he rushed for 160 o­n 15 carries and 3 touchdowns. He also had 265 all-purpose yards including a dazzling 57 yard run. Jarrett had 4 receptions o­n the day for 101 yards. Leinart finished the day completing 17 of 32 passes for 301 yards. Steve Smith (Taft) had 4 receptions for 90 yards.

Next up: Trojans at Washington Saturday 12:30 Channel 7

The Bruins had their own heroics as they overcame a 21-0 deficit to beat Washington State 44-41 in overtime in front of 37,141.

Quarterback Drew Olson hit Marcus Everett with a 9 yard touchdown pass with 44 tics o­n the clock. That tied the score at 38. Olson went 31 of 43 for 338 yards and 5 touchdowns.

In overtime the Cougars could o­nly manage a 37 yard field goal from Loren Langley. When the Bruins got the ball super-back Maurice Drew hammered his way across the goal line o­n a o­ne yard run to give UCLA (6-0, 3-0). Drew finished the day with 29 carries for 109 yards and also had 3 catches for 78 yards including a 45 yard pass from Olson. “We do find a way to shut teams down,” Bruin Head coach Karl Dorrell. “We’re just going to work o­n doing it earlier.”

Long Beach Poly’s Marcedes Lewis had 5 receptions for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Jerome Harrison (Pasadena CC), the PAC-10 leading rusher (1001 yards), had an outstanding day in defeat carrying the ball 34 times for 260 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Next up: UCLA vs Oregon State at the Rose Bowl Saturday 4pm TBS.

PAC-10 Roundup: Oregon State upset Cal 23-20 to run its record to (4-2, 2-1). Former UCLA quarterback Matt Moore passed for 196 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Bears fell to (5-2, 2-2). Oregon defeated Washington 45-21 as Kellen Clemens threw for 425 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Ducks (6-1, 1-1). Former Crenshaw standout Terrence Whitehead had 44 yards o­n 11 rushes. He also had 11 catches for 59 yards. Stanford defeated Arizona 20-15 as Fremont’s Mark Bradford had 3 catches for 26 yards. The Cardinals are now (3-2, 2-1).  The Wildcats fell to (1-5, 0-3).

College Stat of the Week: Miami 34 Temple 3 Time of Possession: Miami 25:07 Temple 34:53

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