Factoid of the day

From the Los Angeles Times:

The margin of defeat in Rick Neuheisel’s first loss as UCLA’s coach, you may have heard, was 59 points. . . .

Pete Carroll’s 14 losses at USC have been by a combined 59 points. . . .

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  1. Derek

    CMR’s 19 losses have come by a combined 156 points. That’s 8.2 pts per game as opposed to Carroll’s 4.2 pts. per loss.

    You know what this means, right? Carroll can’t win the close ones, LOL.

    If you threw out the last two UT games and the blasting by LSU in ATL and the 24-6 game vs. Auburn, it would be a pretty close comparison. I think those are the only four double digit losses. While the beat downs by UT are inexcusable, I think USC has played one National Championship team (Texas and Vince Young) in that period whereas Auburn was 13-0, LSU won the MNC and we lost a close one to UF’s MNC team.

    Given the disparity in the schedules CMR’s 75-19 compares ver favorably to Carroll’s 78-14.

    I just hope we can get a shot at them in Miami.

  2. Pete Carroll’s losses:

    2001
    Kansas State, by 4
    Oreon, by 2
    Stanford, by 5
    Washington, by 3
    Notre Dame, by 9
    Utah, by 4

    2002
    Kansas State, by 7
    Washington State, by 3

    2003
    California, by 3

    2004
    N/A

    2005
    Texas, by 3

    2006
    Oregon State, by 2
    UCLA, by 4

    2007
    Stanford, by 1
    Oregon, by 7

    One loss by more than one score. Not bad.

  3. squarebush

    Because I got curious and looked it up:

    2001
    South Carolina by 5
    Florida by 14
    Auburn by 7
    Boston College by 4

    2002
    Florida by 7

    2003
    LSU by 7
    Florida by 3
    LSU by 21

    2004
    Tennessee by 5
    Auburn by 18

    2005
    Florida by 4
    Auburn by 1
    West Virginia by 3

    2006
    Tennessee by 18
    Vanderbilt by 2
    Florida by 7
    Kentucky by 4

    2007
    South Carolina by 4
    Tennessee by 21