USC Trojans football under Jess Hill

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Jess Hill was the coach of the University of Southern California's football team from 1951 to 1956. He compiled a 45–17–1 record, and was succeeded by Don Clark.

1951[edit]

1952[edit]

1952 USC Trojans football
Rose Bowl Champion
Pacific Coast Conference Champion
Rose Bowl vs. Wisconsin, W 7–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #5
1952 record 10–1–0 (6–0–0 PCC)
Head coach Jess Hill
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »
1952 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 USC 6 0 0     10 1 0
#6 UCLA 5 1 0     8 1 0
Washington 6 2 0     7 3 0
California 3 3 0     7 3 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Stanford 2 5 0     5 5 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 7 1
Idaho 1 3 0     4 4 1
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 vs. Washington State #16 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 35–7   58,288
September 26 Northwestern* #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 31–0   59,756
October 4 Army* #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 22–0   48,433
October 10 San Diego NTC* #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 20–6   40,137
October 18 vs. Oregon State #7 Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon W 28–6   17,438
October 25 #4 Californiadagger #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 10–0   94,677
November 8 at Stanford #6 Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 54–7   55,000
November 15 #17 Washington #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 33–0   35,852
November 22 at #3 UCLA #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 14–12   96,869
November 29 at #7 Notre Dame* #2 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana (Notre Dame – USC rivalry) L 0–9   58,394
January 1 vs. #11 Wisconsin* #5 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) W 7–0   101,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1953[edit]

1953 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1953 record 6–3–1 (4–2–1 PCC)
Head coach Jess Hill
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA 6 1 0     8 2 0
#19 Stanford 5 1 1     6 3 1
USC 4 2 1     6 3 1
California 2 2 2     4 4 2
Washington State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Oregon State 3 5 0     3 6 0
Washington 2 4 1     3 6 1
Oregon 2 5 1     4 5 1
Idaho 0 3 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Washington State #8 Rogers FieldPullman, Washington W 29–13   19,000
September 26 Minnesota* #8 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 17–7   66,698
October 2 Indiana* #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 27–14   49,578
October 10 at Washington #7 Husky StadiumSeattle, Washington T 13–13   31,816
October 17 Oregon State #13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 37–0   34,163
October 24 at California #11 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 32–20   78,000
October 31 vs. Oregon #7 Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon L 7–13   17,772
November 7 #11 Stanforddagger #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 23–20   79,015
November 21 #5 UCLA #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 0–13   85,366
November 29 #2 Notre Dame* #20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Notre Dame – USC rivalry) L 14–48   97,952
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1954[edit]

1954 USC Trojans football
Rose Bowl vs. Ohio State, L 7–20
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #17
1954 record 8–4–0 (6–1–0 PCC)
Head coach Jess Hill
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 UCLA 6 0 0     9 0 0
#17 USC 6 1 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     6 4 0
California 4 3 0     5 5 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Stanford 2 4 0     4 6 0
Idaho 1 2 0     4 5 0
Washington 1 6 0     2 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Coaches' Poll/ AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Washington State #17 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 39–0   37,645
September 24 Pittsburgh* #15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 27–7   50,253
October 2 at Northwestern* #9 Dyche StadiumChicago, Illinois W 12–7   30,725
October 8 TCU* #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California L 7–20   52,705
October 16 vs. Oregon Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon W 24–14   22,766
October 23 California #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 29–27   66,342
October 30 Oregon State #13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 30–0   30,065
November 6 at Stanford #10 Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 21–7   28,000
November 13 Washingtondagger #8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 41–0   36,108
November 20 #2 UCLA #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 0–34   102,548
November 27 #4 Notre Dame* #17 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana (Notre Dame – USC rivalry) L 17–23   56,438
January 1 vs. #1 Ohio State* #17 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) L 7–20   89,191
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1955[edit]

1955 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #13
1955 record 6–4–0 (3–3–0 PCC)
Head coach Jess Hill
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA 6 0 0     9 2 0
Oregon State 5 2 0     6 3 0
#16 Stanford 3 2 1     6 3 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 0
Washington 4 3 1     5 4 1
#13 USC 3 3 0     6 4 0
California 1 5 1     2 7 1
Washington State 1 5 1     1 7 2
Idaho 0 4 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Washington State #13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 50–12   35,384
September 23 vs. Oregon #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 42–15   37,538
September 30 Texas* #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 19–7   62,033
October 8 at #18 Washington #10 Husky StadiumSeattle, Washington L 0–7   35,955
October 14 #6 Wisconsin* #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 33–21   75,114
October 22 at California #10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 33–6   51,000
October 29 Minnesota* #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota L 19–25   64,592
November 5 Stanforddagger #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California L 20–28   63,625
November 19 #5 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 7–17   95,878
November 26 #5 Notre Dame* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Notre Dame – USC rivalry) W 42–20   94,892
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


1956[edit]

1956 USC Trojans football
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #18
1956 record 8–2–0 (5–2–0 PCC)
Head coach Jess Hill
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Oregon State 6 1 1     7 3 1
#18 USC 5 2 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 3 3 2     4 4 2
Stanford 3 4 0     4 6 0
Washington State 2 5 1     3 6 1
California 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 4 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 at Texas* #15 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 44–20   47,000
September 28 Oregon State #6 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 21–13   53,714
October 6 at Wisconsin* #10 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 13–6   52,944
October 20 Washington #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 35–7   44,749
October 27 at Stanford #6 Stanford StadiumStanford, California L 19–27   70,000
November 3 at Washington State #20 Rogers FieldPullman, Washington W 28–12   13,000
November 10 Californiadagger #16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California W 20–7   41,628
November 17 vs. Oregon #14 Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon L 0–7   14,480
November 24 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 10–7   63,709
December 1 Notre Dame* #17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California (Notre Dame – USC rivalry) W 28–20   64,538
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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