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Trojans get revenge, knock Alabama off high horse

Updated: September 21, 2001, 10:20 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 23, 1978

Last season, the USC Trojans were riding high at No. 1 when Alabama knocked them off their horse, ending their 15-game winning streak with a 21-20 upset in Los Angeles. Today in Birmingham, Ala., USC gains its revenge.

The No. 7 Trojans, 10-point underdogs, stop top-ranked Alabama's 12-game winning streak with a 24-14 upset. Coach John Robinson's game plan is simple: student body left or student body right for Charles White. The tailback scores on a 40-yard ...

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