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John Robinson was the coach of the University of Southern California's football team from 1976 to 1982 and 1993 to 1997. He compiled a 104-35-4 record, and was succeeded by Ted Tollner after his first tenure and Paul Hackett after his second term.

1976[edit]

1976 USC Trojans football
Rose Bowl, W 14–6 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1976 record 11–1 (7–0 Pac-8)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Ricky Bell
Captain Vince Evans
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 7 0 0     11 1 0
#15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 Missouri* #8 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 25–46   49,535
September 18 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 53–0   40,600
September 25 at Purdue* #19 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 31–13   65,425
October 2 Iowa* #13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 55–0   55,518
October 9 vs. Washington State #11 KingdomeSeattle, WA W 23–14   37,268
October 23 Oregon Statedagger #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 56–0   53,216
October 30 California #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 20–6   60,323
November 6 at Stanford #4 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 48–24   76,500
November 13 Washington #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 20–3   49,264
November 20 at #2 UCLA #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 24–14   90,519
November 27 #13 Notre Dame* #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 17–13   76,561
January 1 vs. #2 Michigan* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 14–6   106,182
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 13 13
USC 0 7 7 3 17
  • Date: Saturday, November 27
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Ricky Bell was held to 75 yards on 21 carries but USC's passing game thrived with Vince Evans completing six of his 14 passes for 106 yards with Randy Simmrin hauling in six passes for 121 yards and Evans' touchdown pass.

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1977[edit]

1977 USC Trojans football
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 47–28 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #13
1977 record 7–4 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Rob Hertel
Captain Clay Matthews
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Washington   6 1         8 4  
#15 Stanford   5 2         9 3  
#13 USC   5 2         8 4  
California   3 4         7 4  
Washington State   3 4         6 5  
Oregon   1 6         2 9  
Oregon State   0 7         2 9  
UCLA   0 7         0 11  
† – Conference champion
  • UCLA forfeited 7 wins (5 conference wins) due to an ineligible player.
    Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Missouri* #4 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 27–10   65,298
September 17 at Oregon State #2 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 17–10   31,143
September 24 TCU* #2 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 51–0   54,620
September 30 Washington State #2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 41–7   61,809
October 8 #7 Alabama* #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC L 20–21   63,140
October 15 Oregondagger #6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 33–15   51,120
October 22 at #11 Notre Dame* #5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC L 19–49   59,075
October 29 at California #10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–17   76,780
November 5 Stanford #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 49–0   65,101
November 12 at Washington #14 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 10–28   59,501
November 25 #17 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 29–27   86,168
December 31 vs. #17 Texas A&M* #20 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 47–28   52,842
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


Game summaries[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 0 17 9 3 29
UCLA 10 0 7 10 27

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1978[edit]

1978 USC Trojans football
National Champions
Pac-10 Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl, W 17–10 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #2
1978 record 12–1 (6–1 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Lynn Cain
Captain Rich Dimler
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 1 0     12 1 0
#14 UCLA 6 2 0     8 3 1
Washington 6 2 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 4 3 0     9 3 0
#17 Stanford 4 3 0     8 4 0
California 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     3 7 1
Washington State 1 7 0     3 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 Texas Tech* #9 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 17–9   50,321
September 16 at Oregon #8 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 37–10   31,000
September 23 at #1 Alabama* #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC W 24–14   77,313
September 30 Michigan State* #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–9   65,319
October 14 at Arizona State #2 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 7–20   70,138
October 21 Oregon Statedagger #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–7   53,734
October 28 California #6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 42–17   56,954
November 4 at Stanford #6 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 13–7   84,084
November 11 #19 Washington #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–10   54,071
November 18 at #14 UCLA #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 17–10   90,387
November 25 #8 Notre Dame* #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 27–25   84,256
December 2 at Hawaii* #3 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI TZC W 21–5   48,767
January 1 vs. #5 Michigan* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 17–10   105,629
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1978 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

  • Marcus Allen
  • Lynn Cain
  • Chip Banks
  • Ronnie Lott
  • Anthony Munoz
  • Charles White
  • Brad Budde
  • Garry Cobb
  • TJ McGee

1979[edit]

1979 USC Trojans football
Rose Bowl Champions
Pac-10 Champions
Rose Bowl, W, 17–16 vs. Ohio State
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1979 record 11–0–1 (6–0–1 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Dennis Johnson
Captain Charles White
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     11 0 1
#11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Arizona State later forfeited 5 wins (3 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 at Texas Tech* #1 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 21–7   52,991
September 15 at Oregon State #1 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR ONTV W 42–5   32,000
September 22 Minnesota* #1 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 48–14   61,766
September 29 at #20 LSU* #1 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 17–12   78,322
October 6 Washington State #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 50–21   55,117
October 13 Stanforddagger #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA T 21–21   76,067
October 20 at #9 Notre Dame* #4 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC W 42–23   59,075
October 27 at California #3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 24–14   76,780
November 3 Arizona #3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34–7   62,054
November 10 at #15 Washington #4 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 24–17   60,527
November 24 UCLA #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 49–14   88,214
January 1 vs. #1 Ohio State* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 17–16   105,526
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 7 14 21 42
Notre Dame 0 7 7 9 23
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: South Bend, IN


Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 10 7 7 24
Washington 3 0 7 7 17

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1979 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

  • Marcus Allen
  • Chip Banks
  • Joey Browner
  • Ronnie Lott
  • Dennis Smith
  • Jeff Fisher
  • Bruce Matthews
  • Don Mosebar
  • Anthony Munoz
  • Keith Van Horne
  • Charles White

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Brad Budde, Lombardi Award
  • Charles White, Heisman Trophy[4]
  • Charles White, Maxwell Award
  • Charles White, Walter Camp Award

1980[edit]

1980 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #11
1980 record 8–2–1 (4–2–1 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Ronnie Lott
Captain Keith Van Horne
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Washington 6 1 0     9 3 0
#13 UCLA 5 2 0     9 2 0
#11 USC 4 2 1     8 2 1
Arizona State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Oregon 4 3 1     6 3 2
Stanford 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 7 0
California 3 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 at Tennessee* #5 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ONTV W 20–17   95,049
September 20 #20 South Carolina* #4 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 23–13   58,385
September 27 at Minnesota* #5 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 24–7   55,115
October 4 Arizona Statedagger #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 23–21   69,052
October 11 at Arizona #2 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ONTV W 27–10   54,789
October 18 at Oregon #2 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR T 7–7   43,733
November 1 California #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 60–7   55,658
November 8 at Stanford #4 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC W 34–9   84,892
November 15 Washington #2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 10–20   55,515
November 22 at #18 UCLA #12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 17–20   83,491
December 6 #2 Notre Dame* #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 20–3   82,663
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 3 0 3
USC 0 10 0 10 20

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

  • Ronnie Lott, 1st round, San Francisco 49ers
  • Keith Van Horne, 1st round, Chicago Bears
  • Dennis Smith, 1st round, Denver Broncos
  • Kevin Williams, 7th round, New Orleans Saints
  • Jeff Fisher, 7th round, Chicago Bears
  • Steve Busick, 7th round, Denver Broncos
  • James Hunter, 9th round, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Eric Scoggins, 12th round, Baltimore Colts

Awards and honors[edit]

1981[edit]

1981 USC Trojans football
Fiesta Bowl, L 10–26, vs Penn State
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #14
1981 record 9–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain Marcus Allen
Captain Chip Banks
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Running back Marcus Allen had one of the most spectacular seasons in NCAA history. He rushed for 2,342 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season. He also gained a total of 2,683 offensive yards, led the nation in scoring, and won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award and was also the Pac-10 player of the year.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 Tennessee* #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 43–7   62,147
September 19 at Indiana* #2 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ONTV W 21–0   51,167
September 26 #2 Oklahoma* #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 28–24   85,651
October 3 at Oregon State #1 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 56–22   33,000
October 10 Arizona #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 10–13   56,315
October 17 Stanforddagger #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 25–17   76,291
October 24 at Notre Dame* #5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) W 14–7   59,075
October 31 #14 Washington State #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 41–17   60,972
November 7 at California #3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 21–3   74,000
November 14 at Washington #3 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 3–13   47,347
November 21 #15 UCLA #10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 22–21   89,432
January 1 vs. #7 Penn State* #8 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC L 10–26   71,053
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 0 7 0 7
• USC 6 20 10 7 43

Marcus Allen 22 Rush, 210 Yds (sat out most of second half)[7]


UCLA[edit]

UCLA vs. USC
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 11 3 0 21
USC 3 9 0 10 22
  • Source: Eugene Register-Guard


1981 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

1982[edit]

1982 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP #15
1982 record 8–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Captain George Achica
Captain Joey Browner
Captain Bruce Matthews
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at #11 Florida* #10 Florida FieldGainesville, FL ABC L 9–17   73,238
September 18 Indiana* #19 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 28–7   50,724
September 25 at Oklahoma* #18 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 12–0   76,758
October 2 Oregon #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–7   47,181
October 16 at Stanford #14 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA CBS W 41–21   73,859
October 23 Oregon Statedagger #12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–0   50,035
October 30 at #7 Arizona State #12 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 10–17   71,071
November 6 California #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 42–0   54,670
November 13 at Arizona #16 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 48–41   55,110
November 20 at #11 UCLA #15 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 19–20   95,763
November 27 Notre Dame* #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 17–13   76,459
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


Game summaries[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 6 6 0 0 12
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0

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Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 3 21 17 7 48
Arizona 10 10 7 14 41
  • USC Defense: 3 INTs for TD (NCAA record)

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1983-1992[edit]

John Robinson left USC after the 1982 season to coach the Los Angeles Rams and was succeeded by Ted Tollner. He led the rams to two NFC Championship Games and six playoff appearances. After ten years, he returned to USC, replacing Larry Smith.

1993[edit]

1993 USC Trojans football
Pacific-10 Champion
Freedom Bowl, W 28–21, vs Utah
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #25
1993 record 8–5 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 UCLA § 6 2 0     8 4 0
#10 Arizona § 6 2 0     10 2 0
USC § 6 2 0     8 5 0
Washington 5 3 0     7 4 0
#25 California 4 4 0     9 4 0
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Washington State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 6 0     5 6 0
Stanford 2 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 6:00 PM vs. #20 North Carolina* #19 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) NBC L 9–31   49,309
September 4 3:30 PM Houston* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 49–7   49,438
September 11 12:30 PM at #15 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 20–21   95,992
September 25 7:00 PM Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 34–3   48,471
October 2 4:00 PM at #12 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ABC L 7–38   56,075
October 9 3:30 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Prime W 24–13   40,935
October 16 3:30 PM Oregon Statedagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 34–9   44,363
October 23 11:30 AM at #2 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 13–31   59,075
October 30 12:30 PM at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 42–14   56,000
November 6 3:30 PM Stanford Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 45–20   59,376
November 13 12:30 PM at #25 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 22–17   72,202
November 20 12:30 PM #16 UCLA #22 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 21–27   93,458
December 30 6:00 PM vs. Utah* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) Raycom W 28–21   37,203
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Statistics


1993 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Willie McGinest Linebacker 1 4 New England Patriots
Johnnie Morton Wide Receiver 1 21 Detroit Lions
Jason Sehorn Defensive Back 2 59 New York Giants
Bradford Banta Tight End 4 106 Indianapolis Colts

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1994[edit]

1994 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #13
1994 record 8–3–1 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Oregon 7 1 0     9 4 0
#13 USC 6 2 0     8 3 1
#20 Arizona 6 2 0     8 4 0
#21 Washington State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Washington 4 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 3 5 0     5 6 0
California 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Stanford 2 6 0     3 7 1
Arizona State 2 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:30 PM #23 Washington #13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 24–17   54,538
September 10 12:30 PM at #8 Penn State* #14 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 14–38   96,463
September 24 7:00 PM Baylor* #19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 37–27   45,762
October 1 3:30 PM Oregon #19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime L 7–22   44,232
October 8 3:30 PM at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR Prime W 27–19   33,892
October 15 4:00 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 27–20   60,345
October 22 3:30 PM Californiadagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 61–0   55,213
November 5 12:30 PM at #16 Washington State #22 Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC W 23–10   36,686
November 12 12:30 PM #13 Arizona #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 45–28   61,264
November 19 12:30 PM at UCLA #13 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 19–31   91,815
November 26 5:00 PM Notre Dame* #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC T 17–17   90,217
January 2 10:00 AM vs. Texas Tech* #21 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) NBC W 55–14   70,218
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.


1995[edit]

1995 USC Trojans football
Rose Bowl Champions
Pac-10 Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Northwestern, W 41–32
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #12
1995 record 9–2–1 (6–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Offensive coordinator Mike Riley
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 USC § 6 1 1     9 2 1
Washington § 6 1 1     7 4 1
#18 Oregon 6 2 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     7 4 1
UCLA 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
California 2 6 0     3 8 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
  • As Washington and USC tied, Non-Conference record was the tie-breaking rule used to select USC for the Rose Bowl
    Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 3:30 PM San Jose State* #7 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 45–7   50,612
September 16 7:15 PM Houston* #6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 45–10   50,279
September 23 7:15 PM at #25 Arizona #5 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ Prime W 31–10   58,503
September 30 4:00 PM Arizona State #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 31–0   52,577
October 7 3:30 PM at California #5 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA Prime W 26–16   49,000
October 14 12:30 PM Washington State #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 26–14   51,131
October 21 11:30 AM at #17 Notre Dame* #5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 10–38   59,075
October 28 12:30 PM at #17 Washington #13 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC T 21–21   74,421
November 4 12:30 PM Stanforddagger #14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 31–30   62,368
November 11 7:00 PM at Oregon State #12 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR Prime W 28–10   21,851
November 18 12:30 PM UCLA #11 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 20–24   91,363
January 1 2:00 PM vs. #3 Northwestern* #11 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 41–32   100,102
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

1995 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Keyshawn Johnson Wide Receiver 1 1 New York Jets
John Michels Tackle 1 27 Green Bay Packers
Israel Ifeanyi Defensive End 2 46 San Francisco 49ers
Johnny McWilliams Tight End 3 64 Arizona Cardinals
Norberto Garrido Guard 4 106 Carolina Panthers
Kyle Wachholz Quarterback 7 240 Green Bay Packers

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Other NFL players (from different drafts and free agent pickups):


1996[edit]

1996 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1996 record 6–6 (3–5 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,000, grass)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Arizona State   8 0         11 1  
#16 Washington   7 1         9 3  
Stanford   5 3         7 5  
UCLA   4 4         5 6  
Oregon   3 5         6 5  
California   3 5         6 6  
USC   3 5         6 6  
Arizona   3 5         5 6  
Washington State   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 25 11:00 AM vs. #11 Penn State* #7 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 7–24   77,716
September 7 12:30 PM at Illinois* #19 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 55–3   56,504
September 14 3:30 PM Oregon State #16 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 46–17   48,069
September 21 12:30 PM at Houston* #15 AstrodomeHouston, TX Prime W 26–9   21,035
October 5 12:30 PM California #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC L 15–22   51,511
October 12 3:30 PM Arizona Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FX W 14–7   51,088
October 19 12:30 PM at #4 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ABC L 35–48 2OT  74,947
October 26 7:15 PM at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA Prime W 29–24   33,111
November 2 12:30 PM #21 Washingtondagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC L 10–21   60,039
November 9 7:15 PM at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA Prime L 20–24   41,980
November 23 12:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 41–48 2OT  80,644
November 30 5:00 PM #10 Notre Dame* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 27–20 OT  90,296
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.


1997[edit]

1997 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1997 record 6–5 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson
Defensive coordinator Keith Burns
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,000, grass)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Washington State §   7 1         10 2  
#5 UCLA §   7 1         10 2  
#14 Arizona State   6 2         9 3  
#18 Washington   5 3         8 4  
Arizona   4 4         7 5  
USC   4 4         6 5  
Oregon   3 5         7 5  
Stanford   3 5         5 6  
California   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   0 8         3 8  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 5:00 p.m. #5 Florida State* #23 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 7–14   72,783
September 13 3:30 p.m. Washington State #23 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FSNW L 21–28   51,655
September 27 4:00 p.m. at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27–17   54,000
October 4 7:10 p.m. UNLV* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35–21   48,404
October 11 3:30 p.m. at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FSN L 7–35   61,802
October 18 11:30 a.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 20–17   80,225
October 25 7:15 p.m. Oregondagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FSN W 24–22   53,640
November 1 12:30 p.m. at #7 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC L 0–27   73,401
November 8 12:30 p.m. Stanford Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 45–21   58,900
November 15 1:00 p.m. at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 23–0   20,938
November 22 12:30 PM #7 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC L 24–31   91,350
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.


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