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1929 USC Trojans football
National champion (Berryman, Houlgate)
Co-national champion (Sagarin)
Pacific Coast Conference champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, W 47–14
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1929 record10–2 (6–1 PCC)
Head coachHoward Jones (5th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 6 1 0     10 2 0
Stanford 5 1 0     9 2 0
Oregon 4 1 0     7 3 0
California 4 1 0     7 1 1
Washington State 4 2 0     10 2 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 4 0
Oregon State 1 4 0     5 4 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 1     3 5 1
Washington 0 5 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion

The 1929 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1929 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Howard Jones, the Trojans compiled a 10–2 record (6–1 against conference opponents), won the Pacific Coast Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 492 to 69.[1] The team defeated Pittsburgh 47–14 in the 1930 Rose Bowl and was retroactively selected as the 1929 national champion under the Houlgate System and also retroactively selected as the national champion under the Berryman QPRS system and as a co-national champion by Jeff Sagarin.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28UCLAW 76–050,000
October 5Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 19–040,000
October 12at WashingtonW 48–023,582
October 19Occidental*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 64–020,000
October 26at StanfordW 7–089,000
November 2California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–1579,000
November 9Nevada*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 66–020,000
November 16vs. Notre Dame*L 12–13112,912
November 23Idaho
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 72–020,000
November 30Washington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 27–755,000
December 14Carnegie Tech*dagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 45–1365,000
January 1, 1930vs. Pittsburgh*W 47–1472,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1925-1929_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 109. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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