2006 USC Trojans vs Arkansas Part 1
Uploaded by NHBI007 on Mar 29, 2009
2006 USC Trojans vs Arkansas
Today John Robinson told some funny stories at the Little Rock Touchdown Club and some interesting trivia facts. Did you know that USC won several national titles under John McKay with Frank Broyles defensive scheme!!!!
John Robinson was the offensive coordinator at USC when they came to Little Rock in 1974.
I got this from fanbase:
|Sep 14, 1974||at||Arkansas||L||7 – 22|
|Sep 28, 1974||at||Pittsburgh||W||16 – 7|
|Oct 5, 1974||vs||Iowa||W||41 – 3|
|Oct 12, 1974||at||Washington State||W||54 – 7|
|Oct 19, 1974||at||Oregon||W||16 – 7|
|Oct 26, 1974||vs||Oregon State||W||31 – 10|
|Nov 2, 1974||vs||California||T||15 – 15|
|Nov 9, 1974||at||Stanford||W||34 – 10|
|Nov 16, 1974||vs||Washington||W||42 – 11|
|Nov 23, 1974||at||UCLA||W||34 – 9|
|Nov 30, 1974||Notre Dame||W||55 – 24|
|Jan 1, 1975||vs||Ohio State (neutral location)||W||18 – 17|
Photo: George Long/WireImage
QB Pat Haden, FB Ricky Bell & TB Anthony Davis of USC v Ohio St_1975 Rose Bowl_.JPG
Nebraska defeated Florida in the Sugar Bowl played on New Year’s Eve. On New Years Day, Penn State defeated the surprise SWC champion Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. Then things got really interesting. 3rd ranked Ohio State (led by Woody Hayes) and #4 USC (coached by John McKay) played in the Rose Bowl before a crowd of 106,721 in Pasadena. Ohio State led 7-3 after three quarters, and 17-10 in the closing minutes. With 2:03 left, Pat Haden fired a 38-yard pass to John McKay, Jr. (son of USC’s coach) to make the score 17-16. Coach McKay then passed up a chance for a tie over the favored Buckeyes, and ordered the Trojans to go for two. Shelton Diggs dived to catch Haden’s low pass in the end zone to give USC an 18-17 lead. Ohio State could only get close enough for a desperation 62-yard field goal attempt that fell about 8 yards short as time expired.
Alabama, coached by Bear Bryant was ranked #1 in the UPI poll, and #2 (behind on-probation Oklahoma) in the AP, as it went to the Orange Bowl, where it faced 9th ranked Notre Dame, playing its final game under Ara Parseghian. The Irish went out to a 13-0 lead early in the game, but Bama battled back with a field goal, a touchdown and a two point run to close the score to 13-11 with three minutes left. After ruling out an onside kick attempt, the Tide force a Notre Dame punt and got the ball back with 1:37 left. Quarterback Richard Todd attempted to drive the team to field goal range, but he threw his 3rd interception of the game, and Notre Dame ran out the clock to preserve the upset win.
In the final UPI poll, USC was ranked first, with Alabama 2nd, Ohio State 3rd, Michigan 4th and Notre Dame 5th. The Trojans were #2 in the AP poll, where the Oklahoma Sooners were the first place choice for 51 of the 60 writers. The NCAA recognized both the Sooners and the Trojans as champions in its football guide.
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