Jan. 1, 2001
%^$First Touchdown – With 3:51 remaining in the third quarter, starting guard Mike Gurr recovered a fumble by tailback Jonathan Wells in the endzone to cut the USC lead to 10-7. The touchdown was the first of Gurr’s career.%^$
%^$For Starters – On defense, cornerback Derek Ross earned his first career start. The OSU offense opened in a two tight end formation giving Ben Hartsock his second career start.%^$
%^$Sack Record – With 5:40 remaining in the first half, Rodney Bailey sacked USC’s Ryan Brewer on a fake field goal attempt. The sack was the 47th of the season for the OSU defense and tied a school record set in 1998.%^$
%^$Career First – In the second quarter, linebacker Courtland Bullard recorded his first career interception.