Oregon-Oklahoma controversy, UCLA beats Michigan


Each Saturday through the season, the Hotline will highlight a handful of memorable games.

Here we go …

Sept. 16, 1960: Oregon State College 14, USC 0.

The Beavers were coming off a three-win season when Terry Baker led them into the Coliseum to face the sixth-ranked Trojans and their rookie coach, John McKay. The Beavers could have scored more but backed off late.

Over the next four decades, OSU would beat the Trojans once.

Sept. 16, 1995: Nebraska 77, Arizona State 28.

The Sun Devils were no match for one of the greatest teams of the past quarter century, as Tommie Frazier led the Cornhuskers to 63 points and 508 yards in the first half.

BUT: The loss set the framework for ASU’s stunning early-season victory over the top-ranked and unsuspecting Huskers the following year — the Rose Bowl year.

Sept. 16, 2000: UCLA  23, Michigan 20.

Not just an upset of the No. 3 team in the nation — quarterback Ryan McCann led the way — but the Bruins’ second upset of the nation’s No. 3 team in a three-game span. (They beat Alabama on Sept. 2.)

The sizzling start didn’t last, however: UCLA was rocked in Eugene the following week and would lose five of its last seven.

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