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 USCs winning streak to 28 games a solid 6-0 this season.
Bush came closer to staking his claim on this years 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. Were just going to work on doing it earlier.
Long Beach Polys 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 Fremonts 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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