1957 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1957 college football season. In their first year under head coach Don Clark, the Trojans compiled a 1–9 record (1–6 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for seventh place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 204 to 86.
Tom Maudlin led the team in passing with 48 of 100 passes completed for 552 yards, no touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rex Johnston led the team in rushing with 74 carries for 304 yards. Larry Boies was the leading receiver with 14 catches for 144 yards and no touchdowns.
No member of the 1957 Trojans received first-team honors on the
1957 All-Pacific Coast Conference football team. Tackle Mike Henry received second-team honors from the conference coaches.
Date Opponent Rank Site Result Attendance
September 21 at No. 13 Oregon State No. 19 L 0–20 36,855
September 28 No. 10 Michigan * L 6–16 44,739
October 4 Pittsburgh * Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA L 14–20 43,489
October 19 at California L 0–12 40,000
October 26 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA L 12–13 24,902
November 2 at Washington W 19–12 30,172
November 9 Stanford Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA ( rivalry) L 7–35 51,923
November 16 No. 16 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA L 7–16 30,975
November 23 UCLA L 9–20 64,818
November 30 at No. 12 Notre Dame * L 12–40 54,793 *Non-conference game Homecoming Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game