1967 USC Trojans football team
|1967 USC Trojans football|
Consensus National Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|1967 record||10–1 (6–1 AAWU)|
|Head coach||John McKay (8th year)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)|
|1967 AAWU football standings|
|#1 USC $||6||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|#7 Oregon State||4||–||1||–||1||7||–||2||–||1|
The 1967 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1967 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 10–1 record (6–1 against conference opponents), won the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 258 to 87. The team was ranked #1 in the final AP and Coaches Polls.
Steve Sogge led the team in passing, completing 75 of 151 passes for 1,032 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. O. J. Simpson led the team in rushing with 291 carries for 1,543 yards and 13 touchdowns. Earl McCullouch led the team in receiving with 30 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns. Simpson won the Walter Camp Award.
|September 15||Washington State||No. 7||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||W 49–0||44,364|
|September 23||No. 5 Texas*||No. 4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||W 17–13||67,705|
|September 30||at Michigan State*||No. 2||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 21–17||75,287|
|October 7||Stanford||No. 1||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||W 30–0||62,598|
|October 14||at No. 5 Notre Dame*||No. 1||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry)||W 24–7||59,075|
|October 21||at Washington||No. 1||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||W 23–6||58,754|
|October 28||Oregon||No. 1||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||W 28–6||48,807|
|November 4||at California||No. 1||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||W 31–12||43,028|
|November 11||at Oregon State||No. 1||Parker Stadium • Corvallis, OR||L 0–3||41,494|
|November 18||No. 1 UCLA||No. 4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell)||W 21–20||90,772|
|January 1||vs. No. 4 Indiana*||No. 1||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)||W 14–3||102,946|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
The 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game was an American College Football game played in the 1967 College Football Season on November 18, 1967. The University of California at Los Angeles, 7-0-1 and ranked Number 1, with senior quarterback Gary Beban as a Heisman Trophy candidate, played the University of Southern California, 8-1 and ranked Number 4, with junior running back O.J. Simpson as a Heisman candidate. This game is widely regarded as the signature game in the UCLA-USC rivalry and the Trojans won the game by a score of 21-20.
1967 team players in the NFL
Awards and honors
- O. J. Simpson (Junior), Running Back, Walter Camp Award
- Ron Yary (Senior), Tackle, Outland Trophy
- "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "1967 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.