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5. Arizona 31, USC 24, Arizona Stadium, Oct. 9, 1999
While the No. 22 Trojans were being held to the lowest rushing total in school history, Arizona’s Trung Canidate rushed for 194 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as the Wildcats rallied for the victory.
The Trojans were held to minus-20 yards on 29 carries as quarterback Mike Van Raaphorst — younger brother of former ASU quarterback Jeff Van Raaphorst — was sacked seven times for a loss of 49 yards.
Canidate carried 31 times, including an 11-yard touchdown run that capped an 80-yard, eight-play drive early in the fourth quarter and gave Arizona the lead for good at 24-17 lead. Keith Smith’s 44-yard pass to Malosi Leonard keyed the drive.
Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 243 yards and one TD, a 17-yard toss to Dennis Northcutt with 41 seconds left in the third quarter that tied the game. Eli Wenick played both offense and defense for Arizona, starting at H-back and defensive end despite the 93-degree heat.
4. Arizona 39, USC 36, Arizona Stadium, Oct. 27, 2012
Arizona forced five turnovers by the Trojans and got 369 yards passing and 100 yards rushing from quarterback Matt Scott to upset the 10th-ranked Trojans in a wild game in Tucson last season. The game featured 1,206 total yards. Arizona won despite USC having 618.
USC, a preseason No. 1-ranked team, was 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-12 entering the game. The Trojans led 28-13 early in the third quarter after Matt Barkley and Marqise Lee hooked up on a 44-yard touchdown pass, but Arizona roared back behind Scott and running back Ka’Deem Carey.
Scott, knocked out of the game briefly in the fourth quarter after getting hit twice on the head, completed 27 of 50 passes for three touchdowns with one interception. Carey rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown in 28 carries.
Arizona scored 26 unanswered points on a 10-yard run by Scott, a nine-yard pass from Scott to Dan Buckner, a seven-yard run by Carey and a seven-yard pass from Scott to David Richards.