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Ralph Wiley
October 03, 1988
Oklahoma's quarterbacks couldn't match USC's Rodney Peete, who led the Trojans to a 23-7 victory
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October 03, 1988

All Out Of Options

Oklahoma's quarterbacks couldn't match USC's Rodney Peete, who led the Trojans to a 23-7 victory

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"No, Cadillac," said Carrier, "we outmatched them."

No, Aircraft. Overmatched them.

But this was only the third game of the season, and USC's schedule is not made of goosedown, so there will be plenty of chances for even matches. The Pac-10 awaits, including Washington at home, both Arizona schools on the road and UCLA in the Rose Bowl on Nov. 19. For good measure, USC meets Notre Dame in the Coliseum one week after the Bruins.

After the Oklahoma game Peete brushed at the scattering of gray that has sprouted in his hair. "It takes its toll," said the quarterback who on his second play from scrimmage overtook a tailback, Charles White, to become the alltime total offense leader in USC history. "But I like it this way. We don't play any Long Beach States or San Diego States." Peete is calculating in just about everything he does, so this little barb was something for UCLA, which played both, to chew on. He'd already left a bad taste in the Sooners' mouths.

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