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1964 USC Trojans football
AAWU co-champion
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1964 record7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coachJohn McKay (5th season)
CaptainCraig Fertig
CaptainBill Fisk
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 123,538, grass)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oregon State § 3 1 0     8 3 0
#10 USC § 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 5 2 0     6 4 0
UCLA 2 2 0     4 6 0
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 2 1     7 2 1
Washington State 1 2 1     3 6 1
California 0 4 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1964 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–3 record (3–1 against conference opponents), finished in a tie with Oregon State for the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 130.[1] The Trojans ended their season with an upset victory over an undefeated Notre Dame that was ranked #2 in the AP Poll.

Quarterback Craig Fertig was one of the team's two captains and led the team in passing, completing 109 of 209 passes for 1,671 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mike Garrett led the team in rushing with 217 carries for 948 yards and nine touchdowns. Rod Sherman led the team in receiving yardage with 24 catches for 446 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 18Colorado*W 21–039,173
September 26at No. 2 Oklahoma*W 40–1461,700
October 3at Michigan State*No. 2L 7–1770,102
October 10Texas A&M*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 31–742,295
October 17at No. 2 Ohio State*L 0–1784,315
October 24California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 26–2148,105
October 31Washingtondagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 13–1450,577
November 7at StanfordW 15–1055,000
November 21at UCLA
W 34–1362,108
November 28No. 1 Notre Dame*
W 20–1783,840
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

Notre DameEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 3 14 0 0 17
USC 0 0 7 13 20
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