No. 8 Trojans Dismantle No. 3 Michigan In 93rd Rose Bowl
Jan. 1, 2007
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -There were no Heismans or national titles up for grabs in this one for Southern California. It was hard to tell, though, given the way Dwayne Jarrett, John David Booty and that suffocating USC defense played.
Jarrett, the sensational USC receiver, caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns to help the eighth-ranked Trojans finish their season with a statement Monday in a 32-18 Rose Bowl romp over Michigan.
Booty threw for 391 yards and four scores to land himself on the early short list of next year's Heisman favorites. Jarrett could be there, too, if he decides to come back. Linebacker Brian Cushing had 2 1/2 sacks and defensive end Lawrence Jackson came up with two turnovers - a fumble recovery and an interception - on a day when USC allowed only 321 yards.
The Trojans (11-2) salvaged something positive at the Rose Bowl and set themselves up as next year's possible preseason No. 1 - all this just four weeks after a 13-9 loss to UCLA in the same stadium wrecked their chances for another shot at the national title.
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