1966 USC Trojans football team

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1966 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
AAWU champion
Rose Bowl, L 13–14 vs. Purdue
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
1966 record 7–3 (4–1 AAWU)
Head coach John McKay (7th year)
Captain Nate Shaw
Captain Rod Sherman
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 97,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 1 0     7 4 0
#5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1966 college football season. In their seventh year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–3 record (4–1 against conference opponents), won the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 199 to 128.[1] The team was ranked #18 in the final Coaches Poll.

Quarterback Troy Winslow led the team in passing, completing 82 of 138 passes for 1,023 yards with 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Don McCall led the team in rushing with 127 carries for 560 yards and 5 touchdowns. Ron Drake led the team in receiving with 52 catches for 607 yards and four touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Texas* No. 9 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 10–6   42,000
September 24 Wisconsin* No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 38–3   52,325
October 1 vs. Oregon State No. 5 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 21–0   29,217
October 8 Washington No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 17–14   55,960
October 15 at Stanford No. 5 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 21–7   61,500
October 22 Clemson* No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–0   44,614
October 28 at Miami (FL)* No. 5 Orange BowlMiami, FL L 7–10   51,156
November 5 Californiadagger No. 9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35–9   47,199
November 19 at No. 8 UCLA No. 7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 7–14   81,980
November 26 No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) L 0–51   88,520
January 2 vs. No. 7 Purdue* Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 13–14   88,520
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 3 7 0 0 10
Texas 0 0 0 6 6

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1966 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post. September 18, 1966