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1951 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1951 record7–3 (4–2 PCC)
Head coachJess Hill (1st season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Stanford 6 1 0     9 2 0
#17 UCLA 4 1 1     5 3 1
#12 California 5 2 0     8 2 0
USC 4 2 0     7 3 0
#18 Washington State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon State 3 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 1 5 1     3 6 1
Oregon 1 6 0     2 8 0
Idaho 0 3 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 1951 college football season. The Trojans finished the season with a 7–3 record.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 22Washington StateW 31–2128,876
September 29Naval Training Center San Diego*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 41–7
October 6at No. 12 WashingtonW 20–1343,747
October 13Oregon StateNo. 18
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 16–1436,400
October 20at No. 1 CaliforniaNo. 11W 21–1481,490
October 27TCU*No. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–26
November 3Army*No. 7W 28–6
November 10No. 7 StanfordNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
L 20–27
November 24UCLANo. 11
L 7–2171,738
December 1Notre Dame*No. 20
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
L 12–1955,783
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staffEdit

RosterEdit

  • HB #16 Frank Gifford, Sr.

1952 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Frank Gifford Running Back 1 11 New York Giants
Pat Cannamela 11 122 Dallas Texans
Bob Hooks End 16 193 Los Angeles Rams
Al Baldock End 17 201 San Francisco 49ers
Dean Schneider Back 22 254 New York Giants
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1952 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), p. 44.
  2. 1952 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), pages 44-45.
  3. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1952.htm
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