USC Trojans football under Jeff Cravath

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Jeff Cravath was the coach of the University of Southern California's football team from 1942 to 1950. He compiled a 54-28-8 record, and was succeeded by Jess Hill.

1942[edit]

1942 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1942 record 5–5–1 (4–2–1 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1941 1943 »
1942 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 UCLA 6 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 5 1 1     6 2 2
#12 Stanford 5 2 0     6 4 0
USC 4 2 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 4 4 0     4 5 1
Washington 3 3 2     4 3 3
California 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 6 0
Idaho 1 5 0     3 7 0
Montana 0 6 0     0 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 Tulane* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 13–27   45,000
October 3 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA T 0–0   26,000
October 10 at #1 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 12–28   56,436
October 17 #10 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–12   33,000
October 24 vs. Stanford Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 6–14   25,000
November 7 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 21–7   37,500
November 14 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 40–0   33,000
November 28 #8 Notre Dame*dagger #14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) L 0–13   94,519
December 5 Montana Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–0   25,000
December 12 #13 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 7–14   90,000
December 19 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 21–13   6,643
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1943[edit]

1943 USC Trojans football
Pacific Coast Conference Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Washington, W, 29–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1943 record 8–2 (5–0 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1942 1944 »
1943 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 5 0 0     8 2 0
California 2 2 0     4 6 0
#12 Washington 0 1 0     4 1 0
UCLA 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 20–0   50,000
October 2 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 7–0   35,000
October 9 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* #10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 13–0   30,000
October 16 at San Francisco* #8 San Francisco, CA W 34–0   6,000
October 23 #6 Pacific* #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 6–0   65,000
October 30 #20 California #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 13–0   45,000
November 6 San Diego Navy* #4 San Diego, CA L 7–10   6,00
November 13 #15 March Field, 4th Air Force* #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 0–35   30,000
November 27 UCLAdagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 26–13   35,000
January 1 vs. #12 Washington Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 29–0   68,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1944[edit]

1944 USC Trojans football
Pacific Coast Conference Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Tennessee, W, 25–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #7
1944 record 8–0–2 (3–0–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC 3 0 2     8 0 2
Washington 1 1 0     5 3 0
UCLA 1 2 1     4 5 1
California 1 3 1     3 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 33 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) T 13–13   60,000
September 30 Pacific* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 18–6   30,000
October 7 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA T 6–6   40,000
October 14 vs. Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 6–0   13,500
October 23 Washington #15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–7   62,865
October 28 Saint Mary's Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34–7   20,000
November 4 San Diego Navy* #13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–21   28,000
November 18 at California #12 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 32–0   40,000
November 25 at UCLAdagger #8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 40–13   77,903
January 1 vs. #12 Tennessee* #7 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 25–0   91,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1945[edit]

1945 USC Trojans football
Pacific Coast Conference Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Alabama, L, 14–34
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #11
1945 record 7–4 (5–1 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1944 1946 »
1945 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 USC 5 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 1     6 2 1
Washington 6 3 0     6 3 0
Oregon State 4 4 0     4 4 1
UCLA 2 3 0     5 4 0
California 2 4 1     4 5 1
Oregon 3 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 5 0     1 7 0
Montana 0 1 0     1 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 13–6   81,000
September 29 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 13–2   52,000
October 6 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–14   25,000
October 13 at San Diego Navy* #6 San Diego, CA L 6–33   6,000
October 20 Pacific* #14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 52–0   10,000
October 27 at Washington #20 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–13   40,000
November 3 #8 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 0–26   76,378
November 10 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 14–0   35,000
November 24 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34–7   30,000
December 1 UCLAdagger #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 26–15   103,000
January 1 vs. #2 Alabama* #11 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 14–34   93,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1946[edit]

1946 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1946 record 6–4 (5–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »
1946 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA 7 0 0     10 1 0
Oregon State 6 1 1     7 1 1
USC 5 2 0     6 4 0
Washington 5 3 0     5 4 0
Stanford 3 3 1     6 3 1
Oregon 3 4 1     4 4 1
Montana 1 3 0     4 4 0
Washington State 1 5 1     1 6 1
California 1 6 0     2 7 0
Idaho 0 5 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 13–7   68,282
October 5 Ohio State* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 0–21   80,047
October 12 vs. Oregon State Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR L 0–6   29,594
October 19 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–0   42,507
October 26 at Stanford Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA W 28–20   50,000
November 2 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 43–0   45,885
November 9 California #14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 14–0   60,398
November 23 at #4 UCLAdagger #10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 6–13   93,714
November 30 at #2 Notre Dame* #16 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) L 6–26   55,298
December 21 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 20–13   25,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1947[edit]

1947 USC Trojans football
Pacific Coast Conference Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Michigan, L, 0–49
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #8
1947 record 7–2–1 (6–0 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 0     7 2 1
#15 California 5 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon 5 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 4 2 0     5 4 0
Montana 2 1 0     7 4 0
Oregon State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 4 0
Stanford 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 21–0   48,173
October 4 Rice* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA T 7–7   64,231
October 11 at Ohio State* #20 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 32–0   76,559
October 18 Oregon State #11 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 48–6   61,301
October 25 at #4 California #10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 39–14   81,659
November 1 at Washington #5 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 19–0   32,000
November 8 Stanford #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 14–0   59,749
November 22 #18 UCLA #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 6–0   102,050
December 6 #1 Notre Dame*dagger #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) L 7–38   104,953
January 1 vs. #2 Michigan* #8 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 0–49   93,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1948[edit]

1948 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1948 record 6–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 California§ 6 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Oregon § 7 0 0     9 2 0
USC 4 2 0     6 3 1
Washington State 4 3 1     4 5 1
Stanford 3 4 0     4 6 0
Oregon State 2 3 2     5 4 3
Washington 2 5 1     2 7 1
UCLA 2 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 5 0     3 6 0
Montana 0 3 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
  • Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Utah* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 27–0   55,211
September 24 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 21–6   50,237
October 2 at Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–20   75,102
October 9 Rice* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 7–0   49,531
October 16 vs. Oregon Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR L 7–8   32,600
October 23 at Stanford Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA W 7–6   40,000
October 30 #6 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7–13   90,890
November 13 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 32–7   44,345
November 20 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 20–13   76,577
December 4 #2 Notre Dame*dagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) T 14–14   100,571
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1949[edit]

1949 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1949 record 5–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 California 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Navy* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 42–20   62,787
October 1 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35–7   36,243
October 8 #11 Ohio State* #8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA T 13–13   62,877
October 15 at #9 California #12 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 10–16   81,500
October 22 Oregon #19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 40–13   47,098
October 29 at Washington #15 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 40–28   33,205
November 5 Stanforddagger #12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 13–34   70,041
November 19 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 21–7   75,026
November 26 at #1 Notre Dame* #17 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) L 0–32   57,214
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1950[edit]

1950 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1950 record 2–5–2 (1–3–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »
1950 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 California 5 0 1     9 1 1
#11 Washington 6 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2     5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1     3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2     4 3 2
USC 1 3 2     2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Iowa* #12 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 14–20   45,167
October 7 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA T 20–20   16,000
October 14 #7 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7–13   55,468
October 21 vs. Navy* Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD L 14–27   24,300
October 28 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–21   27,008
November 4 at Stanford Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA T 7–7   40,000
November 18 #19 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 13–28   23,442
November 25 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 0–39   51,906
December 2 Notre Dame*dagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) W 9–7   70,177
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


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