1969 USC Trojans football team

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1969 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Rose Bowl Champions
Pac-8 Champions
Rose Bowl, W 10–3 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #3
1969 record 10–0–1 (6–0 Pac-8)
Head coach John McKay (10th year)
Captain Jim Gunn
Captain Bob Jensen
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »
1969 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 USC 6 0 0     10 0 1
#13 UCLA 5 1 1     8 1 1
#19 Stanford 5 1 1     7 2 1
Oregon State 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 2 3 0     5 5 1
California 2 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 1 6 0     1 9 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1969 college football season. In their tenth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 10–0–1 record (6–0 against conference opponents), won the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) championship, defeated Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 261 to 128.[1] The team was ranked #3 in the final AP Poll and #4 in the final Coaches Poll.

Jim Jones led the team in passing, completing 88 of 210 passes for 1,230 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Clarence Davis led the team in rushing with 297 carries for 1,357 yards and nine touchdowns. Sam Dickerson led the team in receiving with 24 catches for 473 yards and six touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Nebraska* #5 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 31–21   67,058
September 27 Northwestern* #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 48–6   56,589
October 4 at Oregon State #5 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 31–7   38,013
October 11 #16 Stanford #4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 26–24   82,812
October 18 at #11 Notre Dame* #3 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) T 14–14   59,075
October 25 Georgia Tech*dagger #7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 29–18   53,341
November 1 at California #6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 14–9   51,000
November 8 Washington State #6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–7   47,158
November 15 at Washington #6 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 16–7   51,403
November 22 #6 UCLA #5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 14–12   90,814
January 1 vs. #7 Michigan* #5 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 10–3   103,878
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 6 0 0 6 12
USC 0 7 0 7 14

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1969 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Trojans Topple UCLA". The Palm Beach Post. November 23, 1969.