[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On October 6th, 2007, the USC Rugby Football Club participated with the USC Marching Band in the halftime show of the USC Vs. Stanford Football Game. Club members dressed as members of the 1982 Cal and Stanford Football teams (“Stanford” players shown left) and recreated “The Play”.
In 1982, Cal was down by less than a touchdown to Stanford with 12 seconds left. As Stanford’s student body and band rushed the field, the Cal team laterally passed the ball, like it was a rugby game, and scored with no time left to win the game. As it was the 25th anniversary of this miraculous play, Coach Dave, along with Dr. Arthur Bartner of the marching band, choreographed and coordinated a hilarious version of “The Play” to mock Stanford.
The marching band played us onto to the field in front of 90,000 SC fans. Then the Rugby Club went on to flawlessly re-create one of the most infamous moments in Stanford football history, thoroughly humiliating the farm. The club left the field to resounding applause and cheers. This was a very proud moment in Club history and a great memory for all involved.
The halftime show was featured on the Versus TV network and a sideline view of the show can be found on Youtube: