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Former UCLA QB Beban would happily trade Heisman status for a 1967 win vs. USC

Updated: October 6, 2011, 8:18 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPN.com

Given the opportunity to reminisce about the USC game during his 1967 Heisman Trophy season or the tilt with the Trojans two years prior, former UCLA quarterback Gary Beban is clear about his favorite outcome.

"I much prefer the results of the '65 encounter," Beban said via email.

Who would blame Beban for his preference?

The 1965 rivalry game ended in a 20-16 UCLA victory, secured in no small part because of Beban's come-from-behind heroics. The Bruins then ...

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