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1950 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1950 record2–5–2 (1–3–2 PCC)
Head coachJeff Cravath (9th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 California 5 0 1     9 1 1
#11 Washington 6 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2     5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1     3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2     4 3 2
USC 1 3 2     2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1950 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 2–5–2 record (1–3–2 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 182 to 114.[1]

Wilbur Robertson led the team in passing with 50 of 106 passes completed for 492 yards, one touchdown and eight interceptions. Al Carmichael led the team in rushing with 103 carries for 514 yards and two touchdowns. Harold Hatford was the leading receiver with 22 catches for 192 yards and one touchdown.[2]

Three Trojans received honors from the Associated Press (AP), United Press (UP), or conference coaches on the 1950 All-Pacific Coast Conference football team: Johnny Williams, USC (Coaches-1 [defensive back]); Volney Peters, USC (AP-1 [defensive tackle]; Coaches-1 [offensive and defensive tackle]; UP-1); and Paul McMurtry, USC (Coaches-1 [guard]).[3][4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 29Iowa*No. 12L 14–2045,167
October 7at Washington StateT 20–2016,000
October 14No. 7 California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–1355,468
October 21vs. Navy*L 14–2724,300
October 28Oregon
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 30–2127,008
November 4at StanfordT 7–740,000
November 18No. 19 Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 13–2823,442
November 25at UCLA
L 0–3951,906
December 2Notre Dame*dagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 9–770,177
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staffEdit

  • Head coach: Jeff Cravath[6]
  • Assistant coaches: Ray George (line coach), Roy "Bullet" Baker (backfield coach), Sam Barry (head scout), Bill Fisk (end coach), Walter Hargesheimer (backfield coach), Mike Milligan (line coach), Harry Smith (freshman coach)[7]

RosterEdit

  • HB #16 Frank Gifford, Jr.

ReferencesEdit

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