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1940 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1940 record3–4–2 (2–3–2 PCC)
Head coachHoward Jones (16th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Stanford 7 0 0     10 0 0
#10 Washington 7 1 0     7 2 0
Oregon State 4 3 1     5 3 1
Washington State 3 4 2     4 4 2
Oregon 3 4 1     4 4 1
California 3 4 0     4 6 0
USC 2 3 2     3 4 2
Montana 1 2 0     4 4 1
UCLA 1 6 0     1 9 0
Idaho 0 4 0     1 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1940 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Howard Jones, the Trojans compiled a 3–4–2 record (2–3–2 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 98 to 88.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 28Washington StateT 14–1440,000
October 5Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
T 0–050,000
October 12at Illinois*W 13–730,125
October 19OregonNo. 17
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 13–035,000
October 26at No. 9 StanfordNo. 17L 7–2160,000
November 9California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–2050,000
November 16at No. 17 WashingtonL 0–1427,000
November 30UCLA
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 28–1270,000
December 7Notre Dame*dagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
L 6–1085,808
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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