1958 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1958 record4–5–1 (4–2–1 PCC)
Head coachDon Clark (2nd season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 California 6 1 0     7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 0     7 3 0
USC 4 2 1     4 5 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 1     3 6 1
Stanford 2 5 0     2 8 0
Washington 1 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 3 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their second year under head coach Don Clark, the Trojans compiled a 4–5–1 record (4–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 151 to 120.[1]

Tom Maudlin led the team in passing with 41 of 95 passes completed for 535 yards, four touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Don Buford led the team in rushing with 64 carries for 306 yards. Hillard Hill was the leading receiver with 11 catches for 319 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

Four Trojans were recognized by either the Associated Press (AP) or the conference coaches on the 1958 All-Pacific Coast Conference football team: end Marlin McKeever (AP-1; Coaches-1); tackle Dan Ficca (AP-1; Coaches-2); guard Frank Florentino (Coaches-1 [tie]); and halfback Don Buford (Coaches-2).[3][4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19No. 12 Oregon StateW 21–040,286
September 27at Michigan*L 19–2077,005[5]
October 3North Carolina*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Stadium
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–843,238
October 21at No. 15 OregonL 0–2532,734
October 18Californiadagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 12–1434,872
October 25vs. Washington StateW 14–625,000
November 1at StanfordW 29–652,000
November 8Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 21–632,987
November 22at UCLA
T 15–1558,507
November 29No. 18 Notre Dame*
L 13–2066,903
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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