1964 USC Trojans football team

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1964 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
AAWU co-champion
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1964 record 7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coach John McKay (5th year)
Captain Craig Fertig
Captain Bill Fisk
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 123,538, grass)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oregon State ^ + 3 1 0     8 3 0
#10 USC + 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 5 2 0     6 4 0
UCLA 2 2 0     4 6 0
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 2 1     7 2 1
Washington State 1 2 1     3 6 1
California 0 4 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Rose Bowl representative determined by longest absence, due to no head-to-head result and 4-4 tie in member vote.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1964 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–3 record (3–1 against conference opponents), finished in a tie with Oregon State for the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 130.[1] The Trojans ended their season with an upset victory over an undefeated Notre Dame that was ranked #2 in the AP Poll.

Quarterback Craig Fertig was one of the team's two captains and led the team in passing, completing 109 of 209 passes for 1,671 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mike Garrett led the team in rushing with 217 carries for 948 yards and nine touchdowns. Rod Sherman led the team in receiving yardage with 24 catches for 446 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 Colorado* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 21–0   39,173
September 26 at No. 2 Oklahoma* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 40–14   61,700
October 3 at Michigan State* No. 2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 7–17   70,102
October 10 Texas A&M* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 31–7   42,295
October 17 at No. 2 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–17   84,315
October 24 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–21   48,105
October 31 Washingtondagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 13–14   50,577
November 7 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 15–10   55,000
November 21 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 34–13   62,108
November 28 No. 1 Notre Dame* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) W 20–17   83,840
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 14 0 0 17
USC 0 0 7 13 20

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1964 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "USC Shocks Notre Dame". The Register-Guard. Eugene. November 28, 1964. Retrieved November 22, 2014.