2005

USC* 55
Oklahoma 19

January 4, 2005 – Pro Player Stadium
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Heisman Winners Face-Off
2004 Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart faced off against 2003 Heisman Trophy winner Jason White as the Orange Bowl hosted its 18th National Championship.
 
Leinart won the battle of the Heisman winners, throwing for an Orange Bowl record five touchdowns and garnering Most Outstanding Player honors as he totaled 332 yards through the air on just 18 completions. Meanwhile, White had struggled throwing three interceptions, losing for the second consecutive year in a BCS Championship Game.
 
The Trojans took advantage of four Sooner turnovers in the first half to jump out to a 38-10 halftime lead. Four of Leinart’s touchdown passes came in the first half, including two to Steve Smith.
 
Smith matched an Orange Bowl record with his third touchdown reception to open up the third quarter. True freshman Dwayne Jarrett added 115 yards receiving and one touchdown.
 
Reggie Bush accumulated 149 all-purpose yards for USC. LenDale White totaled 118 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries for the Trojans.

 

  USC OU
First Downs 19 19
Rushing Attempts 28 40
Rushing Yards 193 128
Passes Attempted 35 36
Passes Completed 18 24
Had Intercepted 0 3
Passing Yards 332 224
Total Offense 525 372
Punts/Avg. 4/43.5 4/44.5
Fumbles/Lost  1/0 3/2
Penalties/Yards 9/75 3/30

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
USC 14 24 10 7 - 55
Oklahoma 7 3 0 9 - 19

                                         
SCORING SUMMARY 
OKLA: Wilson 5-yard pass from White (Hartley kick); USC: Byrd 33-yard pass from Leinart (Killeen Kick); USC: White 6-yard run (Killeen Kick); USC: Jarrett 54-yard pass from Leinart (Killeen Kick); USC: Smith 5-yard pass from Leinart (Killeen kick); OKLA: Hartley 29-yard FG; USC: Smith 33-yard pass from Leinart (Killeen kick); USC: Killeen 44-yard FG; USC: Smith 4-yard pass from Leinart (Killeen kick); USC: Killeen 42-yard FG; USC: White 8-yard run (Killeen kick); OKLA: Team safety; OKLA: Wilson 9-yard pass from White (Hartley kick) MOP: Matt Leinart (USC) 
 
USC Head Coach: Pete Carroll 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Bob Stoops 
* - Participation later vacated by NCAA