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{{Infobox NCAA team season
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#REDIRECT [[USC Trojans football under John McKay#1966]]
| Year = 1966
 
| Team = USC Trojans
 
| sport = football
 
| Image = USC Trojans logo.svg
 
| ImageSize = 100
 
| Conference = Athletic Association of Western Universities
 
| Division =
 
| ShortConference = AAWU
 
|CoachRank=18
 
|APRank=
 
|Record= 7–4
 
|ConfRecord= 4–1
 
| HeadCoach = [[John McKay (American football)|John McKay]]
 
| HCYear = 7th
 
| OffCoach =
 
| DefCoach =
 
|Captain=Nate Shaw
 
|Captain2=Rod Sherman
 
| OScheme =
 
| DScheme =
 
| MVP =
 
| StadiumArena = [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]] (c. 97,500, grass)
 
|Champion=AAWU champion
 
|BowlTourney=[[1967 Rose Bowl|Rose Bowl]]
 
|BowlTourneyResult=L 13–14 vs. [[1966 Purdue Boilermakers football team|Purdue]]
 
}}
 
{{1966 AAWU football standings}}
 
The '''1966 USC Trojans football team''' represented the [[University of Southern California]] (USC) in the [[1966 college football season]]. In their seventh year under head coach [[John McKay (American football)|John McKay]], the Trojans compiled a 7–4 record (4–1 against conference opponents), won the [[Athletic Association of Western Universities]] (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 199 to 128.<ref>{{cite web|title=Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)|publisher=David DeLassus|work=College Football Data Warehouse|accessdate=July 20, 2015|url=http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1965-1969_yearly_results.php}}</ref> The team was ranked #18 in the final Coaches Poll.
 
 
Quarterback Troy Winslow led the team in passing, completing 82 of 138 passes for 1,023 yards with 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. [[Don McCall]] led the team in rushing with 127 carries for 560 yards and 5 touchdowns. Ron Drake led the team in receiving with 52 catches for 607 yards and four touchdowns.<ref>{{cite web|title=1966 Southern California Trojans Stats|publisher=Sports Reference LLC|work=SR/College Football|accessdate=July 21, 2015|url=https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1966.html}}</ref>
 
 
==Schedule==
 
{{CFB schedule
 
| rankyear = 1966
 
| poll = AP
 
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = September 17
 
| w/l = w
 
| nonconf = y
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 9
 
| opponent = [[1966 Texas Longhorns football team|Texas]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Texas Memorial Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Austin, Texas|Austin, TX]]
 
| score = 10–6
 
| attend = 42,000
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = September 24
 
| w/l = w
 
| nonconf = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1966 Wisconsin Badgers football team|Wisconsin]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Los Angeles|Los Angeles, CA]]
 
| score = 38–3
 
| attend = 52,325
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 1
 
| w/l = w
 
| neutral = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1966 Oregon State Beavers football team|Oregon State]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Multnomah Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Portland, Oregon|Portland, OR]]
 
| score = 21–0
 
| attend = 29,217
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 8
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank = 6
 
| opponent = [[1966 Washington Huskies football team|Washington]]
 
| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 
| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
 
| score = 17–14
 
| attend = 55,960
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 15
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1966 Stanford Indians football team|Stanford]]
 
| gamename = [[Stanford–USC football rivalry|rivalry]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Stanford Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Stanford, California|Stanford, CA]]
 
| score = 21–7
 
| attend = 61,500
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 22
 
| w/l = w
 
| nonconf = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1966 Clemson Tigers football team|Clemson]]
 
| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 
| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
 
| score = 30–0
 
| attend = 44,614
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 28
 
| w/l = l
 
| nonconf = y
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1966 Miami Hurricanes football team|Miami (FL)]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Miami Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Miami|Miami, FL]]
 
| score = 7–10
 
| attend = 51,156
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 5
 
| w/l = w
 
| homecoming = y
 
| rank = 9
 
| opponent = [[1966 California Golden Bears football team|California]]
 
| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 
| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
 
| score = 35–9
 
| attend = 47,199
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 19
 
| w/l = l
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 7
 
| opponent = [[1966 UCLA Bruins football team|UCLA]]
 
| opprank = 8
 
| gamename = [[Victory Bell (USC-UCLA)|Battle for the Victory Bell]]
 
| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 
| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
 
| score = 7–14
 
| attend = 81,980
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 26
 
| w/l = l
 
| nonconf = y
 
| rank = 10
 
| opponent = [[1966 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team|Notre Dame]]
 
| opprank = 1
 
| gamename = [[Notre Dame-USC football rivalry|Jeweled Shillelagh]]
 
| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 
| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
 
| score = 0–51
 
| attend = 88,520
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = January 2, 1967
 
| w/l = l
 
| nonconf = y
 
| neutral = y
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1966 Purdue Boilermakers football team|Purdue]]
 
| opprank = 7
 
| gamename = [[1967 Rose Bowl|Rose Bowl]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Rose Bowl (stadium)|Rose Bowl]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Pasadena, California|Pasadena, CA]]
 
| score = 13–14
 
| attend = 88,520
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
{{-}}
 
 
==Game summaries==
 
===Texas===
 
{{AFB game box start
 
|Title=
 
|Visitor=USC
 
|V1=3 |V2=7 |V3=0 |V4=0
 
|Host=Texas
 
|H1=0 |H2=0 |H3= 0|H4=6
 
|Date=September 17
 
|Location=[[Memorial Stadium (Austin)|Memorial Stadium]], [[Austin, Texas]]
 
|StartTime=
 
|TimeZone=
 
|ElapsedTime=
 
|Attendance=42,000
 
|Weather=
 
|Referee=
 
|TVAnnouncers=
 
|TVStation=
 
}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |FirstEntry=yes |Quarter=Q1 |Time= |Team=USC |Event=Rossivich 23 yard field goal |Score= USC 3–0}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q2 |Time= |Team=USC |Event=Winslow 9 yard run (Rossivich kick) |Score= USC 10–0}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q4 |Time= |Team=TEX |Event=Bradley 3 yard run (pass failed) |Score=USC 10–6 |LastEntry=yes}}
 
{{AFB game box end}}
 
 
<ref>Palm Beach Post. September 18, 1966</ref>
 
 
{{-}}
 
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{USC Trojans football navbox}}
 
{{Pac-12 Conference football champions}}
 
 
 
[[Category:1966 Athletic Association of Western Universities football season|USC]]
 
[[Category:1966 Athletic Association of Western Universities football season|USC]]
 
[[Category:USC Trojans football seasons]]
 
[[Category:USC Trojans football seasons]]
[[Category:Pac-12 Conference football champion seasons]]
 
[[Category:1966 in sports in California|USC Trojans football]]
 
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