A closer look: USC 45, Arizona 0

The Wildcats were shut out for the first time since 1991, a string of 145 games. To make matters worse, it was the last home game for 14 Wildcat seniors.

TRENDS
*The Cats are 1-16 against ranked teams since the start of the 2000 season. Their lone win was a 31-15 win over USC on Oct. 7, 2000.

*At No. 2 the Trojans are the highest ranked team to play in Tucson since No. 1 Washington came to town in 1992.

*USC has won 17 of their last 18 games.

*The Cats faced their ninth ranked team of the season.

RECORDS

Three USC team records were broken on Saturday night:

WR Mike Williams became USC's all time touchdown receptions leader. His third score of the evening put him at 26, passing Kevin Williams. The scary thing is that Williams set the record before his sophomore season is over.

Len Dale White scored his 11th touchdown, most ever for a USC freshman runner. Charles White had 10 touchdowns in his first season.

Ryan Killeen converted his 49th consecutive extra-point, tying the record with two others.

SERIES
USC holds a 21-6 lead in the series. The Trojans are 8-3 in Tucson.

ARIZONA PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Danny Baugher averaged 44 yards a punt on seven kicks…Biren Ealy had two catches for 47 yards…Sean Jones had 25 yards on six carries…Joe Siofele had 12 tackles.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Seven seniors played their final home games at Arizona Stadium: Clay Hardt, S—5 tackles, 1 pass break-up
Michael Jolivette, CB—4 tackles, 1 pass break-up
Gary Love, CB—8 tackles
James Molina, P—2 punts, 47 yards
Reggie Sampay, OL—Started at RG
Joe Siofele, LB—12 tackles, 1 for loss
Carl Tuitavuki, DT—1 tackle

Seven others made their final appearance but did not play for various reasons:
Clarence Farmer, RB—Suspension
Bobby Gill, K—No opportunities to kick
Matt Molina, DE—Injury
Lee Patterson, DB—Coach's decision
Brandon Phillips, OL—Injury
Lance Relford, WR—Injury
Tim Taylor, RB—Coach's decision

NOTABLE QUOTABLE
"We weren't worried about trying to control the score until the end of the game and I think we did it right. I don't care what anybody else says. I don't give a crap. We wanted to see John David Booty throw some passes."--USC coach Pete Carroll on whether or not the Trojans were trying to run up the score when they went for it on fourth down four times in the second half.

Passing

USC CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Matt Leinart 22 30 296 4 0
John David Booty 3 6 63 0 0
Brandon Hance 1 1 8 0 0
ARIZONA CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Kris Heavner 11 30 129 0 3
Nic Costa 1 4 16 0 0

Rushing
USC ATT YDS TD
LenDale White 15 90 2
Reggie Bush 11 64 0
Hershel Dennis 10 52 0
David Kirtman 5 23 0
Lee Webb 3 1 0
Matt Leinart 2 -7 0
ARIZONA ATT YDS TD
Sean Jones 6 25 0
Mike Bell 14 14 0
Kris Heavner 5 12 0
Nic Costa 1 -1 0

Receiving
USC REC YDS TD
Mike Williams 11 157 3
Keary Colbert 7 76 0
Steve Smith 2 54 0
Whitney Lewis 2 25 0
Jason Mitchell 1 21 0
Gregg Guenther Jr. 1 20 1
Chris McFoy 1 8 0
Brandon Hancock 1 6 0
ARIZONA REC YDS TD
Ricky Williams 4 47 0
Biren Ealy 2 46 0
Mike Jefferson 2 33 0
Mike Bell 2 12 0
Steve Fleming 1 5 0
Sean Jones 1 2 0

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