1939 USC Trojans football team

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1939 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
National champion (Dickinson System)
PCC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 14–0 vs. Tennessee
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 3
1939 record8–0–2 (5–0–2 PCC)
Head coachHoward Jones (15th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 USC $ 5 0 2     8 0 2
No. 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 (USC) in the 1939 college football season. The Trojans 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. USC finished third in the final AP Poll, which was conducted before bowl season. They were crowned as national champions by the Dickinson System, which is designated as an NCAA "major selector" of national champions.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 30OregonT 7–741,000
October 7Washington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 27–038,000
October 14Illinois*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 26–060,000
October 28CaliforniaNo. 8W 26–046,000
November 4vs. No. 11 Oregon StateNo. 7W 19–733,000
November 11StanfordNo. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 33–050,000
November 25at No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 4W 20–1254,799
December 2WashingtondaggerNo. 1
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 9–744,760
December 9at No. 9 UCLANo. 3
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
T 0–0103,303
January 1, 1940vs. No. 2 Tennessee*No. 3W 14–092,200
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

1940 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following last 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1939.htm