1977 USC Trojans football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1977 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 13
1977 record 8–4 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coach John Robinson (2nd season)
Captain Rob Hertel
Captain Clay Matthews Jr.
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 Washington $   6 1         8 4  
No. 15 Stanford   5 2         9 3  
No. 13 USC   5 2         8 4  
California   3 4         7 4  
Washington State   3 4         6 5  
Oregon   1 6         2 9  
Oregon State   0 7         2 9  
UCLA   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – UCLA forfeited 7 wins (5 conference wins) due to ineligible players.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. In their second year under head coach John Robinson, the Trojans compiled a 7–4 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 357 to 212.[1] The team was ranked #12 in the final UPI Coaches Poll and #13 in the final AP Poll.

Quarterback Rob Hertel led the team in passing, completing 132 of 245 passes for 2,145 yards with 19 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Charles White led the team in rushing with 285 carries for 1,478 yards and seven touchdowns. Randy Simmrin led the team in receiving with 41 catches for 840 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Missouri* No. 4 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 27–10   65,298
September 17 at Oregon State No. 2 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 17–10   31,143
September 24 TCU* No. 2 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 51–0   54,620
September 30 Washington State No. 2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 41–7   61,809
October 8 No. 7 Alabama* No. 1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC L 20–21   63,140
October 15 Oregondagger No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 33–15   51,120
October 22 at No. 11 Notre Dame* No. 5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC L 19–49   59,075
October 29 at California No. 10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–17   76,780
November 5 Stanford No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 49–0   65,101
November 12 at Washington No. 14 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 10–28   59,501
November 25 No. 17 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 29–27   86,168
December 31 vs. No. 17 Texas A&M* No. 20 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 47–28   52,842
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 0 17 9 3 29
UCLA 10 0 7 10 27

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1977 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. November 26, 1977