2004: USC 55, Oklahoma 19

After this whitewash it looked like Pete Carroll's restoration project meant that LA might not have had the NFL team it coveted but it had one that was pretty darn close. Quarterback Matt Leinart threw five touchdown passes, and the game between opposing Heisman winners was decided by halftime. 
Here, USC receiver <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006850" title="Steve Smith (wide receiver, born 1979)" href="/topic/sports/football/steve-smith-%28wide-receiver-born-1979%29-PESPT006850.topic">Steve Smith</a> is contgratulated by teammate Alex Holmes after scoring on a 4-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.
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( Jamie Squire, Getty Images / January 4, 2005 )

After this whitewash it looked like Pete Carroll's restoration project meant that LA might not have had the NFL team it coveted but it had one that was pretty darn close. Quarterback Matt Leinart threw five touchdown passes, and the game between opposing Heisman winners was decided by halftime. Here, USC receiver Steve Smith is contgratulated by teammate Alex Holmes after scoring on a 4-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.

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