1939 USC Trojans football team

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1939 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
National Champions
Pacific Coast Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Tennessee, W 14–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #3
1939 record 8–0–2 (5–0–2 PCC)
Head coach Howard Jones
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 USC 5 0 2     8 0 2
#7 UCLA 5 0 3     6 0 4
Oregon State 6 1 1     9 1 1
Washington 4 4 0     4 5 1
Oregon 3 3 1     3 4 1
Washington State 3 5 0     4 5 0
Montana 1 2 0     3 6 0
California 2 5 0     3 7 0
Stanford 0 6 1     1 7 1
Idaho 0 3 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 1939 college football season. It defeated the Tennessee Volunteers in the 1940 Rose Bowl, scoring the only points achieved on the Volunteers all season, ending their 23-game win streak, and winning the national championship in the process.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 7–7   41,000
October 7 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 27–0   38,000
October 14 Illinois* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–0   60,000
October 28 California #8 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 26–0   46,000
November 4 vs. #11 Oregon State #7 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 19–7   33,000
November 11 Stanford #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 33–0   50,000
November 25 at #7 Notre Dame* #4 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) W 20–12   54,799
December 2 Washingtondagger #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 9–7   44,760
December 9 at #9 UCLA #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) T 0–0   103,303
January 1 vs. #2 Tennessee* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 14–0   92,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1939 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Ray George Tackle 10 87 Detroit Lions
Bob Hoffman Back 14 128 Washington Redskin
Boyd Morgan Back 18 168 Washington Redskin
Tony Tonelli Center 19 177 Detroit Lions

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