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1949 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1949 record5–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coachJeff Cravath (8th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 California 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1949 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 5–3–1 record (4–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 214 to 170.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24Navy*W 42–2062,787
October 1Washington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 35–736,243
October 8No. 11 Ohio State*No. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
T 13–1362,877
October 15at No. 9 CaliforniaNo. 12L 10–1681,500
October 22OregonNo. 19
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 40–1347,098
October 29at WashingtonNo. 15W 40–2833,205
November 5StanforddaggerNo. 12
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
L 13–3470,041
November 19UCLA
W 21–775,026
November 26at No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 17L 0–3257,214
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


Coaching staffEdit

  • Head coach: Jeff Cravath[2]
  • Assistant coaches: Roy "Bullet" Baker (backfield coach), Ray George (line coach), Sam Barry (head scout), Bill Fisk (end coach), Walt Hargesheimer (backfield coach), Harry Smith (freshman coach)[3]

RosterEdit

  • HB #16 Frank Gifford, So.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1945-1949_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), p. 233.
  3. 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), pages 234-235.
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