1967 USC Trojans football team

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1967 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Consensus National Champions
AAWU Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl, W 14–3 vs. Indiana
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1967 record 10–1 (6–1 AAWU)
Head coach John McKay (8th year)
Captain Tim Rossovich
Captain Adrian Young
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
1967 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC $ 6 1 0     10 1 0
UCLA 4 1 1     7 2 1
#7 Oregon State 4 1 1     7 2 1
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 5 0
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 5 0     2 8 0
Washington State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.[1] 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.[2] Simpson won the Walter Camp Award.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 Washington State #7 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 49–0   44,364
September 23 #5 Texas* #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 17–13   67,705
September 30 at Michigan State* #2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 21–17   75,287
October 7 Stanford #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–0   62,598
October 14 at #5 Notre Dame* #1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) W 24–7   59,075
October 21 at Washington #1 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 23–6   58,754
October 28 Oregondagger #1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–6   48,807
November 4 at California #1 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 31–12   43,028
November 11 at Oregon State #1 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 0–3   41,494
November 18 #1 UCLA #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 21–20   90,772
January 1 vs. #4 Indiana* #1 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 14–3   102,946
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

UCLA[edit]

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[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • O. J. Simpson (Junior), Running Back, Walter Camp Award[3]
  • Ron Yary (Senior), Tackle, Outland Trophy[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1967 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/player.s?id=160&season=1967
  4. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/player.s?id=267&season=1967