1944 USC Trojans football team

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1944 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
PCC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W, 25–0 vs. Tennessee
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP No. 7
1944 record 8–0–2 (3–0–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath (3rd year)
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

The 1944 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1944 college football season. In their third year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled an 8–0–2 record (3–0–2 against conference opponents), won the Pacific Coast Conference championship, defeated Tennessee in the 1945 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 240 to 73.[1]

Schedule[edit]

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 No. 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* No. 13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–21   28,000
November 18 at California No. 12 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 32–0   40,000
November 25 at UCLAdagger No. 8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 40–13   77,903
January 1 vs. No. 12 Tennessee* No. 7 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 25–0   91,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.