OJ Simpson (AP Photo)

O.J. Breaks For Daylight

  • USC

  • UCLA


Nov. 18, 1967: UCLA was ranked No. 1. USC was No. 4. A Rose Bowl berth and national title were at stake, along with L.A. bragging rights. The Bruins were led by quarterback Gary Beban, who would win the 1967 Heisman Trophy. The Trojans had a tailback named O.J. Simpson, who would win the Heisman the next year. A missed extra point left the Bruins clinging to a 20-14 lead in the fourth quarter. Facing third-and-7 with about 10:30 to go, Simpson burst 64 yards for the winning touchdown in a 21-20 victory.