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1965 USC Trojans football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 10
1965 record7–2–1 (4–1 AAWU)
Head coachJohn McKay (6th season)
CaptainChuck Arrobio
CaptainMike Garrett
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 97,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA 4 0 0     8 2 1
#10 USC 4 1 0     7 2 1
Washington State 2 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     5 5 0
Stanford 2 3 0     6 3 1
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon State 1 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 0 5 0     4 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1965 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–2–1 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 92.[1] The team was ranked #10 in the final AP Poll and #9 in the final Coaches Poll.

Quarterback Troy Winslow led the team in passing, completing 78 of 128 passes for 1,019 yards with 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Mike Garrett won the Heisman Trophy and led the team in rushing with 267 carries for 1,440 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dave Moton led the team in receiving with 29 catches for 493 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17Minnesota*No. 7T 20–2058,497
September 25at Wisconsin*W 26–652,706
October 2Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 26–1252,100
October 9at WashingtonNo. 8W 34–057,533
October 16StanfordNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 14–061,618
October 23at No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 4L 7–2859,235
November 6at CaliforniaNo. 6W 35–052,000
November 13Pittsburgh*No. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–040,339
November 20No. 7 UCLAdaggerNo. 6
L 16–2094,085
November 27Wyoming*No. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 56–639,233
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 6 0 0 14 20
USC 0 7 0 9 16




WyomingEdit

Statistics

  • Receiving: David Moton 5 receptions, 181 yards, 3 TD[3]


1965 team players in the NFLEdit

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Rod Sherman Halfback 4 54 Baltimore Colts
Jeff Smith Defensive End 10 151 New York Giants
Ed King Linebacker 13 198 Green Bay Packers
Bob Miller Tackle 14 211 Detroit Lions
Dave Moton End 19 288 Green Bay Packers
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit


ReferencesEdit

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