1989 USC Trojans football team

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1989 USC Trojans football
Pacific-10 Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Rose Bowl, W 17–10 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #8
1989 record 9–2–1 (6–0–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Larry Smith
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC $ 6 0 1     9 2 1
#23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
#25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was intended to start historic fashion, with USC set to play Illinois in Moscow in what was dubbed the Glasnost Bowl. However, the plan to play the game at Dynamo Stadium fell through, and the game was rescheduled at Memorial Coliseum. The Trojans lost the game as the Illini scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

USC won their third consecutive conference championship and gained their 600th program win in a victory against Oregon State. They played third-ranked Michigan in the Rose Bowl and won giving Larry Smith his only bowl victory as head coach.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 5:00 PM #22 Illinois* #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 13–14   54,622
September 16 7:00 PM Utah State* #13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 66–10   50,249
September 23 12:30 PM #20 Ohio State* #12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 42–3   69,876
September 30 12:30 PM at #19 Washington State #11 Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC W 18–17   38,434
October 7 12:30 PM Washington #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 24–16   58,410
October 14 3:30 PM at California #10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA Prime W 31–15   52,000
October 21 12:30 PM at #1 Notre Dame* #9 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Notre Dame–USC rivalry) CBS L 24–28   59,075
October 28 3:30 PM Stanforddagger #10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 19–0   67,411
November 4 3:30 PM Oregon State #9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 48–6   65,430
November 11 12:30 PM at #25 Arizona #9 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ABC W 24–3   52,606
November 18 12:30 PM UCLA #8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC T 10–10   86,672
January 1 2:00 PM vs. #3 Michigan* #12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 17–10   103,450
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 3 0 0 0 3
• USC 0 21 14 7 42

[1]

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 10 0 8 18
Washington St 7 3 7 0 17

Notre Dame[edit]

Statistics

  • Receiving: John Jackson 14 receptions, 200 yards, TD [2]

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 0 0 0 0 0
• USC 0 10 3 6 19

[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Junior Seau Linebacker 1 5 San Diego Chargers
Mark Carrier Safety 1 6 Chicago Bears
Dan Owens Defensive End 2 35 Detroit Lions
Tim Ryan Defensive End 3 61 Chicago Bears
William Schultz Guard 4 94 Indianapolis Colts
Leroy Holt Running Back 5 137 Miami Dolphins
Scott Galbraith Tight End 7 178 Cleveland Browns
Aaron Emanuel Running Back 7 191 New York Giants
Brad Leggett Center 8 219 Denver Broncos
Ernest Spears Defensive Back 10 216 New Orleans Saints

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1989 Sept 24.
  2. ^ 2012 USC football media supplement.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1989 Oct 29.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1990.htm