USC Trojans football under Dean Cromwell

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Dean Cromwell coached the University of Southern California's football team during two non-consecutive tenures in 1909 to 1910 and 1916 to 1918. He was the only coach to oversee the USC team under both the Methodist and Trojan nicknames. He compiled a record of 21–8–6 and was succeeded by Gus Henderson.

1909[edit]

1909 USC Methodists football
Conference Independent
1909 record 3–1–2
Head coach Dean Cromwell
Seasons
« 1908 1910 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 9 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA W 51–0  
October 16 at Whittier Whittier, CA W 22–2  
October 23 Loyola Los Angeles, CA L 6–8   1,200
October 30 Orange AC Los Angeles, CA W 51–0  
November 6 at Occidental Los Angeles, CA T 3–3   3,500
November 13 Pomona Los Angeles, CA T 0–0  


1910[edit]

1910 USC Methodists football
Conference Independent
1910 record 7–0–1
Head coach Dean Cromwell
Seasons
« 1909 1914 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Long Beach Poly High School Los Angeles, CA W 22–6  
October 8 Chaffey High School Los Angeles, CA W 65–6  
October 15 at Throop Academy W 9–0  
October 22 at San Diego High School San Diego, CA W 32–0  
October 29 at Redlands Redlands, CA W 35–0  
November 5 Occidental Los Angeles, CA W 6–0   5,000
November 12 at Whittier Whittier, CA W 11–3   300
November 19 at Pomona Pomona, CA T 9–9   4,000


1911–1915[edit]

Main article: USC men's rugby

From 1911 to 1913, USC dropped football in favor of rugby. When the school reinstated football, the team was coached by Ralph Glaze in 1914 and 1915, after which Cromwell took the reins again in 1916.

1916[edit]

1916 USC Trojans football
Conference Independent
1916 record 5–3
Head coach Dean Cromwell
Home stadium Fiesta Park
Seasons
« 1915 1917 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 7 Sherman Institute Fiesta ParkLos Angeles, CA W 14–0   15,000
October 14 at Santa Fe Athletic Club W 14–0  
October 21 Utah Fiesta Park • Los Angeles, CA L 12–27   2,000
November 4 California Fiesta Park • Los Angeles, CA L 0–27   10,000
November 11 Los Angeles Athletic Club Fiesta Park • Los Angeles, CA W 34–0  
November 25 Pomona Fiesta Park • Los Angeles, CA W 28–3  
November 30 Oregon Agricultural Fiesta Park • Los Angeles, CA L 7–16   5,000
December 9 vs. Arizona Phoenix Indian SchoolPhoenix, AZ W 20–7   5,000


1917[edit]

1917 USC Trojans football
Conference Independent
1917 record 4–2–1
Head coach Dean Cromwell
Home stadium Bovard Field
Seasons
« 1916 1918 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 20 Arizona Bovard FieldLos Angeles, CA W 31–6   2,000
October 27 St. Mary's Bovard Field • Los Angeles, CA L 0–7  
November 3 at US Army, 21st Infantry San Diego, CA W 3–0   5,000
November 10 Fort MacArthur Bovard Field • Los Angeles, CA W 42–0  
November 17 at Utah Cummings FieldSalt Lake City, UT W 51–0  
November 24 vs. Mare Island Washington Park • Los Angeles, CA L 0–34   3,000
November 29 California Bovard Field • Los Angeles, CA T 0–0   10,000


1918[edit]

1918 USC Trojans football
Conference Independent
1918 record 2–2–2
Head coach Dean Cromwell
Home stadium Bovard Field
Seasons
« 1917 1919 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 23 vs. Stanford Tournament ParkPasadena, CA W 25–8  
November 30 at Whittier Whittier, CA T 13–13  
December 7 at Pomona Pomona, CA T 0–0  
December 14 California Bovard FieldLos Angeles, CA L 7–33   10,000
December 21 Occidental Bovard Field • Los Angeles, CA L 6–7  
December 25 Redlands Bovard Field • Los Angeles, CA W 10–0  

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