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Leinart reaches five-TD mark for third time

Updated: January 5, 2005, 12:27 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart threw five touchdown passes Tuesday night against Oklahoma to set an Orange Bowl record previously shared by three others.

Leinart's 4-yard scoring pass to Steve Smith early in the third quarter was his fifth of the game, eclipsing the mark set by Florida State's Danny Kanell in 1996 and later matched by Michigan's Tom Brady in 2000 and Florida's Rex Grossman in 2002. It gave the Trojans a 45-10 lead.

It was the third time ...

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