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The Greatest Moments In USC Trojans History

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5. USC vs Michigan, Jan. 1, 2004

USC claimed its first national championship in 25 years when it bested Michigan 28-14 in the Rose Bowl thanks to an MVP-performance from Heisman winner Matt Leinart. The junior threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass as USC staked its claim to the AP championship after being passed over for the BCS title game by Oklahoma and LSU.

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3. USC vs Oklahoma, Jan. 4, 2005

In a matchup of undefeated teams, USC evisorated Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl to win its second straight AP national championship. Matt Leinart threw five touchdowns passes on the night and USC raced out to a 38-10 halftime lead while OU unraveled with four first-half turnovers. The win was USC's 22nd straight and improved the Trojans to 36-3 over a three-year period.

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2. USC vs Notre Dame, Nov. 30, 1974

USC trailed Notre Dame 24-0 late in the first half, then exploded for 55 points in a 17-minute span to rout the Irish 55-24. Anthony Davis scored four touchdowns, Pat Haden threw three and linebacker Charles Phillips returned an interception for a touchdown during the blitz. USC beat Ohio State in the Rose Bowl 18-17 and claimed the national championship.

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1. USC vs UCLA, Nov. 18, 1967

O.J. Simpson's electrifying 64-yard touchdown run lifted No. 4 USC past No. 1 UCLA 21-20 in one of the most memorable college football games ever played. Simpson ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns, outplaying Heisman-winning UCLA quarterback Gary Beban, who threw for 301 yards. USC won the national championship, and Simpson won the Heisman Trophy the next season.

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