I stumbled across a couple of YouTube clips that feature game highlights from Arizona’s early Pac-10 days, including USC’s 1980 victory over the Wildcats.
That was the last season in which Arizona wore red helmets, and it was the only season in which they wore helmets of any color with that particular “A” logo.
It was the first season of the Larry Smith coaching era in Tucson.
Once you get by the USC cheerleaders in the KOLD-TV highlight clip, you’ll see highlights of Marcus Allen‘s big day in the second-ranked Trojans’ 27-10 victory. I had never seen highlights of this game (or much from this era), and, seeing that the video had only 30 views on Sunday night, you probably hadn’t either.
As an historical note, it was USC’s first-ever appearance in Tucson.
(More video after the jump)