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3 Trojans suffered a 34–31 triple-overtime defeat at California on September 27 that dropped the Trojans to No. Leinart and the Trojans bounced back the next week against Arizona State.Leinart injured his knee in the second quarter and was not expected to play again that day, but he returned to the game and finished 12-of-23 for 289 yards in a 37–17 victory.Going into the season, Carroll and his coaching staff selected Leinart, not because he had set himself significantly ahead of the pack in practice, but because they needed a starting quarterback.

In what many had considered one of the more competitive Heisman races, Leinart became the sixth USC player to claim the Heisman Trophy. 1 in the polls and earned a bid to the BCS title game at the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma, which was also 12–0. Leinart, which was to be the first time two Heisman winners would play against each other), the Orange Bowl turned out to be a rout, as Leinart threw for five touchdown passes on 18-for-35 passing and 332 yards to lead the Trojans to a 55–19 victory.

Leinart received Orange Bowl MVP honors and the Trojans claimed their first BCS national championship and second straight No.

Leinart and the Trojans won their final eight games and finished the regular season 11–1 and ranked No. However, USC was left out of the BCS championship game after finishing third in the BCS behind Oklahoma and LSU.

The Trojans went to the Rose Bowl and played University of Michigan.

Leinart's first career pass was a touchdown against Auburn.

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