1929 USC Trojans football team

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1929 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
National champion (Berryman, Houlgate)
Co-national champion (Sagarin)
Pacific Coast Conference champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, W 47–14
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1929 record 10–2 (6–1 PCC)
Head coach Howard Jones (5th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 6 1 0     10 2 0
Stanford 5 1 0     9 2 0
Oregon 4 1 0     7 3 0
California 4 1 0     7 1 1
Washington State 4 2 0     10 2 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 4 0
Oregon State 1 4 0     5 4 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 1     3 5 1
Washington 0 5 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1929 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Howard Jones, the Trojans compiled a 10–2 record (6–1 against conference opponents), won the Pacific Coast Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 492 to 69.[1] The team defeated Pittsburgh 47–14 in the 1930 Rose Bowl and was retroactively selected as the 1929 national champion under the Houlgate System and also retroactively selected as the national champion under the Berryman QPRS system and as a co-national champion by Jeff Sagarin.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) W 76–0   50,000
October 5 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 19–0   40,000
October 12 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 48–0   23,582
October 19 Occidental* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 64–0   20,000
October 26 at Stanford Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA W 7–0   89,000
November 2 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7–15   79,000
November 9 Nevada* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 66–0   20,000
November 16 vs. Notre Dame* Soldier FieldChicago, IL (Jeweled Shillelagh) L 12–13   112,912
November 23 Idaho Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 72–0   20,000
November 30 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 27–7   55,000
December 14 Carnegie Tech*dagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 45–13   65,000
January 1 vs. Pittsburgh* Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 47–14   72,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 109. Retrieved January 8, 2016.