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OTD: USC dominates Nebraska on the ground

On this date in 2007, USC took its No. 1 ranking on the road and, with ESPN’s College GameDay in town, absolutely demolished the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Sept. 15, 2007

The Trojans had two weeks to prepare for their trip to Lincoln following a so-so start to the season against Idaho. But there was nothing so-so about this game.

Nebraska held a 10-7 lead in the second quarter before USC ran off 35-straight points to take a 42-10 lead into the fourth quarter.

USC eventually won 49-31 in a game that wasn’t that close.

The 49 points were the third-most ever scored against Nebraska at home, and the most against the Cornhuskers in Lincoln since 1945.

Led by Stafon Johnson’s 144 yards and one touchdown on just 11 carries, USC ran for 313 yards and five touchdowns against Nebraska. Chauncey Washington scored twice, and Stanley Havili and Allen Bradford added one each.

Quarterback John David Booty didn’t need to do much through the air, but he still threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns–one to Havili and one to Anthony McCoy.

Defensive end Kyle Moore and Terrell Thomas recorded third-quarter interceptions, which helped USC to a 21-0 scoring advantage in the quarter.


Previous “On This Date” entries

Sept. 1 – A Dynasty Begins

Sept. 2 – Woo Pig, Again

Sept. 3 – Woody’s Record

Sept. 4 – Renovated Coliseum sees Morton set a record

Sept. 5 – Barkley with the firsts of many

Sept. 6 – Another USC – Stanford Classic

Sept. 7 – Slovis gets his start

Sept. 8 – Stars are injured in USC’s 1979 opener

Sept. 9 – USC’s legendary 1972 team starts with a bang

Sept. 10 – Welcome to the Pac-12

Sept. 11 – Mizz-who?

Sept. 12 – Turning of the Tide

Sept. 13 – Hipp’s game-winner

Sept. 14 – Penn State turnovers lead to USC upset



Erik McKinney
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Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.


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