1965 USC Trojans football team

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1965 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 10
1965 record 7–2–1 (4–1 AAWU)
Head coach John McKay (6th year)
Captain Chuck Arrobio
Captain Mike Garrett
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 97,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
#10 USC 4 1 0     7 2 1
Washington State 2 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     5 5 0
Stanford 2 3 0     6 3 1
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon State 1 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 0 5 0     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1965 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–2–1 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 92.[1] The team was ranked #10 in the final AP Poll and #9 in the final Coaches Poll.

Quarterback Troy Winslow led the team in passing, completing 78 of 128 passes for 1,019 yards with 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Mike Garrett won the Heisman Trophy and led the team in rushing with 267 carries for 1,440 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dave Moton led the team in receiving with 29 catches for 493 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Minnesota* No. 7 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 20–20   58,497
September 25 at Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 26–6   52,706
October 2 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–12   52,100
October 9 at Washington No. 8 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 34–0   57,533
October 16 Stanford No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 14–0   61,618
October 23 at No. 7 Notre Dame* No. 4 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) L 7–28   59,235
November 6 at California No. 6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 35–0   52,000
November 13 Pittsburgh* No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–0   40,339
November 20 No. 7 UCLAdagger No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 16–20   94,085
November 27 Wyoming* No. 8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 56–6   39,233
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 6 0 0 14 20
USC 0 7 0 9 16

Wyoming[edit]

Statistics

  • Receiving: David Moton 5 receptions, 181 yards, 3 TD[3]

1965 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Rod Sherman Halfback 4 54 Baltimore Colts
Jeff Smith Defensive End 10 151 New York Giants
Ed King Linebacker 13 198 Green Bay Packers
Bob Miller Tackle 14 211 Detroit Lions
Dave Moton End 19 288 Green Bay Packers

[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1965 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2012 USC football media supplement.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1966.htm
  5. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html