Tale of the tape: USC vs. Oklahoma

Updated: January 1, 2005, 3:21 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Tale of the Tape
USC Oklahoma
Victories 719 (10th all-time) 749 (8th all-time)
Winning pct. .697 (9th all-time) .714 (3rd all-time)
Wire-service national titles 6 7
Conference titles 33 39
AP top 10 finishes 23 39
Points scored 24,482 (9th all-time) 28,414 (1st all-time)
Heisman Trophies 6
(Mike Garrett, O. J. Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart)
(Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Jason White)
Should have won it Ricky Bell (1975) Tommy McDonald (1956)
All-Americans 133 140
Holy Trinity John McKay
John Robinson
Pete Carroll
Bud Wilkinson
Barry Switzer
Bob Stoops
Don't forget Howard Jones (121-42-13 from 1925-40) Bennie Owen (122-54-15 from 1905-26)
Don't mention Paul Hackett (19-18 from 1998-2000) John Blake (12-22 from 1996-98)
Golden Era 1978-79:
USC went 23-1-1
OU went 51-2
Current roll 21-game winning streak 12-game winning streak
Late, great running play Student Body Right Wishbone Triple Option
Late, great running back Ricky Bell David Overstreet
Hollywood connection John Wayne "Oklahoma!"
Hero in handcuffs O.J. Simpson Charles Thompson
Rival Notre Dame Texas
Little brother UCLA Oklahoma State
Sideline equine Traveler, the white horse ridden by the Trojan mascot Boomer and Sooner, the white ponies that pull The Sooner Schooner
Mouth Keyshawn Johnson Brian Bosworth
Unforgettable fashion Song Girls' sweaters Joe Washington's silver cleats
Endless repitition Fans waving V's during the playing of "Conquest" "Boomer Sooner"
Environmental hazard Smog Tumbleweeds