USC 28 – Oklahoma 24

September 26, 1981 ▪ at Los Angeles ▪ Attendance 85,651

Scoring

TEAM 1 2 3 4   F
#2 Oklahoma (1-0) 7 10 0 7 24
#1 USC (2-0) 7 7 0 14 28

Team Stats

Stat OU OPP
First Downs 25 23
Total Yards 444 395
– Plays 67 78
– Yards/Play 6.6 5.1
Rushing Yards 307 246
– Attempts 55 53
– Yards/Attempt 5.6 4.6
Passing Yards 137 149
– Completions-Attempts 7-12 13-25
– Completion % 58% 52%
– Yards/Completion 19.6 11.5
Return Yards *
Turnovers (Fum-Int) 5 (5-0) 0 (0-0)
Penalties-Yards 4-42 6-45
Time of Possession
* Based on available return stats; Prior to the mid-2000s, this usually meant punt and interceptions returns, at best.