Trojans Dominate Second Half, Win 32-18

The Southern California Trojans broke a 3-3 halftime tie by dominating the third quarter, scoring 16 unanswered points, and then held off the Wolverines from there ... final score, USC 32, Michigan 18.


Breaston returned the kickoff from the goal line to the U-M 17.

Michigan got a first down on the first play of the game on a Mike Hart run, then had to punt.

USC took the punt at their own 35.

They got one first down, but, thanks to two TFL's by U-M (Woodley and Harris), they punted from their own 45 into the end zone at the 9:51 mark.

U-M went three and out.

USC started at their own 42 at the 8:40 mark.
After getting 3 first downs, the USC drive stalled at the Michigan 9 yard line. USC kicked a 26 yard field goal at the 4:02 mark

USC 3, Michigan 0.

U-M started at their own 20 at the 3:50 mark.
Michigan got three first downs, the big play a 18 yard pass to Mario Manningham on 3rd down to the USC 26. The drive stalled right there at the USC 26, and Garrett Rivas kicked a 43 yard field goal at the 13:35 mark of the 2nd quarter.

Michigan 3, USC 3


USC returned the kickoff to the USC 32.

USC drove, getting 3 first downs to the U-M 21 before U-M's Shawn Crable sacked John David Booty, he fumbled, and Alan Branch recovered at the USC 21 at the 9:24 mark.

Michigan got one first down, but USC got 3 sacks on Henne (making 5 for the half), and U-M punted from the U-M 24 at the 5:25 mark.

USC fielded the punt at the USC 33 at the 5:05 mark.

USC got one first down, then punted to the U-M 26 at the 2:33 mark.

U-M went three and out, and punted the ball back to USC at the :37 mark.

USC fielded the 54 yard Zoltan Mesko punt at the USC 13 at he :29 mark, and the half ended.


It was the half of the defenses, with USC sacking Henne 5 times, and U-M returning the favor with 2 sacks (one forcing the USC fumble) and 3 tackled for loss.

Rushing: 16 rushes, -9 yards
Passing (Henne): 8-12, 80 yards
Total yards: 71
6 first downs
Hart: 9 carries, 21 yards
Breaston: 3 recs, 41 yards

Rushing: 13 rushes for 20 yards
Passing(Booty): 10-16, 102 yards.
Total Yards: 122
8 first downs
C.J. Gable: 10 carries, 17 yards.
Dwayne Jarrett: 6 recs, 58 yards


USC started the 2nd half at their own 20.

Led by 2 TFL's by TTaylor, USC went three and out.

U-M started at their own 31 at the 12:38 mark.

After getting a first down, Henne threw an interception to a USC lineman at the U-M 38 at the 10:35 mark.

After two first downs, the second on a blown-call whistle by the refs that nulified a fumble on a pass completion at the U-M 2, USC scored at the 8:43 mark.

USC 10, Michigan 3

U-M took the ensuing kickoff at their own 20.
Michigan went three and out.

USC took the punt at their own 30 at the 6:26 mark.
USC got 2 first downs, the 2nd on a 35 yard pass to U-M 22.
USC scored on the next play on a 22 yard pass at the 5:17 mark.

USC 16, Michigan 3

U-M took the ensuing kickoff at the U-M 21.

U-M got a first down, then USC got a sack, forced a fumble, and recovered it at the U-M 32 at the 3:25 mark.

USC got two first downs to the U-M 9. U-M held, and on 4th down USC kicked a 26 yard field goal at the :48 mark.

USC 19, Michigan 3

U-M took the ensuing kickoff at the 20 yard line.

Michigan got three first downs, the 3rd on a 22 yard pass to Tyler Ecker with a roughing the passer penalty tacked on to the USC 11. And on the next play Henne hit Adrian Arrington for a TD at the 13:25 mark.
U-M went for 2, and Hart ran it in.

USC 19, U-M 11


USC took the ensuing kickoff to the USC 26 at the 13:13 mark.

After a first down, Booty hit Jarrett for a 62 yard TD pass at the 11:18 mark.

USC 25, Michigan 11

U-M took the ensuing kickoff at the U-M 20.

U-M got 3 first downs, but turned it over on downs at the USC 15 at the 8:02 mark.
USC got 3 first downs in 3 plays, then finished U-M off on the next play with an 11 yard TD pass at the 6:52 mark.

USC 32, Michigan 11

That's all she wrote.


-- Michigan had 331 yards on offense, 309 passing and 12 rushing (thanks to '40 yards on 6 sacks against Chad Henne).
-- Passing: Henne was 26-41 for 309 yards, 2 TD's and 1 interception (and he fumbled once).
-- Rushing: Mike Hart had 17 carrries for 47 yards.
-- Receptions: Steve Breaston had 7 receptions for 115 yards and a TD.

-- USC had 439 yards, 391 passing and 48 rushing.
-- Passing: Booty was 27-45 for 391 yards and 4 TD's.
-- Rushing: C.J. Gable had 13 carries for 25 yards.
-- Receptions: Dwayne Jarrett had 11 receptions for 205 yards and 2 TD's.

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