1945 USC Trojans football team

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1945 USC Trojans football
1945 USC Trojans football team.jpg
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 14–34 vs. Alabama
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1945 record7–4 (5–1 PCC)
Head coachJeff Cravath (4th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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

The 1945 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1945 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 7–4 record (5–1 against conference opponents), won the Pacific Coast Conference championship, lost to Alabama in the 1946 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 205 to 150.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at UCLAW 13–681,000
September 29at CaliforniaW 13–252,000
October 6Saint Mary's Pre-Flight*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 26–1425,000
October 13at San Diego Navy*No. 6San Diego, CAL 6–336,000
October 20Pacific (CA)*No. 14
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 52–010,000
October 27at WashingtonNo. 20L 7–1340,000
November 3No. 8 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 0–2676,378
November 10California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 14–035,000
November 24Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 34–730,000
December 1UCLAdaggerNo. 16
W 26–15103,000
January 1, 1946vs. No. 2 Alabama*No. 11L 14–3493,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.