1945 USC Trojans football team

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1945 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 14–34 vs. Alabama
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP No. 11
1945 record 7–4 (5–1 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath (4th season)
Home stadium Los 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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 13–6   81,000
September 29 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 13–2   52,000
October 6 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–14   25,000
October 13 at San Diego Navy* No. 6 San Diego, CA L 6–33   6,000
October 20 Pacific* No. 14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 52–0   10,000
October 27 at Washington No. 20 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–13   40,000
November 3 No. 8 Saint Mary's Pre-Flight* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 0–26   76,378
November 10 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 14–0   35,000
November 24 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34–7   30,000
December 1 UCLAdagger No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 26–15   103,000
January 1 vs. No. 2 Alabama* No. 11 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 14–34   93,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

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