OSU's Jon Sandstrom tackles Trojan running back O.J. Simpson. OSU's 3-0 win over no.1 USC in 1967 moved the Beavers into the No.7 ranking in the nation. Earlier the Beavers had defeated then-No.2 Purdue 22-14 and 2 weeks later they tied second-ranked UCLA 16-16. The feats earned them the nickname "The Giant Killers."