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#REDIRECT [[USC Trojans football under John McKay#1966]]
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{{Infobox NCAA team season
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| Year = 1966
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| Team = USC Trojans
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| sport = football
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| Image = USC Trojans logo.svg
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| ImageSize = 100
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| Conference = Athletic Association of Western Universities
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| Division =
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| ShortConference = AAWU
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|CoachRank=18
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|APRank=
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|Record= 7–4
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|ConfRecord= 4–1
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| HeadCoach = [[John McKay (American football)|John McKay]]
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| HCYear = 7th
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| OffCoach =
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| DefCoach =
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|Captain=Nate Shaw
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|Captain2=Rod Sherman
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| OScheme =
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| DScheme =
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| MVP =
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| StadiumArena = [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]] (c. 97,500, grass)
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|Champion=AAWU champion
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|BowlTourney=[[1967 Rose Bowl|Rose Bowl]]
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|BowlTourneyResult=L 13–14 vs. [[1966 Purdue Boilermakers football team|Purdue]]
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}}
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{{1966 AAWU football standings}}
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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.
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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>
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==Schedule==
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{{CFB schedule
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| rankyear = 1966
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| poll = AP
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = September 17
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| w/l = w
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| nonconf = y
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| away = y
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| rank = 9
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| opponent = [[1966 Texas Longhorns football team|Texas]]
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| site_stadium = [[Texas Memorial Stadium]]
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| site_cityst = [[Austin, Texas|Austin, TX]]
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| score = 10–6
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| attend = 42,000
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = September 24
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| w/l = w
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| nonconf = y
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| rank = 5
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| opponent = [[1966 Wisconsin Badgers football team|Wisconsin]]
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| site_stadium = [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]]
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| site_cityst = [[Los Angeles|Los Angeles, CA]]
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| score = 38–3
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| attend = 52,325
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 1
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| w/l = w
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| neutral = y
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| rank = 5
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| opponent = [[1966 Oregon State Beavers football team|Oregon State]]
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| site_stadium = [[Multnomah Stadium]]
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| site_cityst = [[Portland, Oregon|Portland, OR]]
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| score = 21–0
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| attend = 29,217
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 8
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| w/l = w
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| rank = 6
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| opponent = [[1966 Washington Huskies football team|Washington]]
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| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
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| score = 17–14
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| attend = 55,960
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 15
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| w/l = w
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| away = y
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| rank = 5
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| opponent = [[1966 Stanford Indians football team|Stanford]]
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| gamename = [[Stanford–USC football rivalry|rivalry]]
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| site_stadium = [[Stanford Stadium]]
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| site_cityst = [[Stanford, California|Stanford, CA]]
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| score = 21–7
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| attend = 61,500
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 22
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| w/l = w
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| nonconf = y
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| rank = 5
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| opponent = [[1966 Clemson Tigers football team|Clemson]]
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| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
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| score = 30–0
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| attend = 44,614
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 28
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| w/l = l
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| nonconf = y
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| away = y
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| rank = 5
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| opponent = [[1966 Miami Hurricanes football team|Miami (FL)]]
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| site_stadium = [[Miami Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
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| site_cityst = [[Miami|Miami, FL]]
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| score = 7–10
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| attend = 51,156
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 5
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| w/l = w
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| homecoming = y
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| rank = 9
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| opponent = [[1966 California Golden Bears football team|California]]
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| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
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| score = 35–9
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| attend = 47,199
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 19
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| w/l = l
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| away = y
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| rank = 7
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| opponent = [[1966 UCLA Bruins football team|UCLA]]
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| opprank = 8
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| gamename = [[Victory Bell (USC-UCLA)|Battle for the Victory Bell]]
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| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
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| score = 7–14
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| attend = 81,980
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 26
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| w/l = l
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| nonconf = y
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| rank = 10
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| opponent = [[1966 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team|Notre Dame]]
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| opprank = 1
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| gamename = [[Notre Dame-USC football rivalry|Jeweled Shillelagh]]
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| site_stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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| site_cityst = Los Angeles, CA
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| score = 0–51
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| attend = 88,520
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = January 2, 1967
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| w/l = l
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| nonconf = y
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| neutral = y
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1966 Purdue Boilermakers football team|Purdue]]
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| opprank = 7
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| gamename = [[1967 Rose Bowl|Rose Bowl]]
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| site_stadium = [[Rose Bowl (stadium)|Rose Bowl]]
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| site_cityst = [[Pasadena, California|Pasadena, CA]]
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| score = 13–14
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| attend = 88,520
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}}
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}}
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{{-}}
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==Game summaries==
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===Texas===
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{{AFB game box start
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|Title=
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|Visitor=USC
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|V1=3 |V2=7 |V3=0 |V4=0
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|Host=Texas
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|H1=0 |H2=0 |H3= 0|H4=6
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|Date=September 17
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|Location=[[Memorial Stadium (Austin)|Memorial Stadium]], [[Austin, Texas]]
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|StartTime=
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|TimeZone=
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|ElapsedTime=
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|Attendance=42,000
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|Weather=
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|Referee=
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|TVAnnouncers=
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|TVStation=
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}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |FirstEntry=yes |Quarter=Q1 |Time= |Team=USC |Event=Rossivich 23 yard field goal |Score= USC 3–0}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q2 |Time= |Team=USC |Event=Winslow 9 yard run (Rossivich kick) |Score= USC 10–0}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=Q4 |Time= |Team=TEX |Event=Bradley 3 yard run (pass failed) |Score=USC 10–6 |LastEntry=yes}}
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{{AFB game box end}}
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<ref>Palm Beach Post. September 18, 1966</ref>
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{{-}}
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
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{{USC Trojans football navbox}}
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{{Pac-12 Conference football champions}}
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[[Category:1966 in sports in California|USC Trojans football]]

Latest revision as of 16:30, July 27, 2019

1966 USC Trojans football
AAWU champion
Rose Bowl, L 13–14 vs. Purdue
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1966 record7–4 (4–1 AAWU)
Head coachJohn McKay (7th season)
CaptainNate Shaw
CaptainRod Sherman
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 97,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 4 1 0     7 4 0
#5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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, 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.[1] 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.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17at Texas*No. 9W 10–642,000
September 24Wisconsin*No. 5W 38–352,325
October 1vs. Oregon StateNo. 5W 21–029,217
October 8WashingtonNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 17–1455,960
October 15at StanfordNo. 5W 21–761,500
October 22Clemson*No. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 30–044,614
October 28at Miami (FL)*No. 5L 7–1051,156
November 5CaliforniadaggerNo. 9
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 35–947,199
November 19at No. 8 UCLANo. 7
L 7–1481,980
November 26No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 10
L 0–5188,520
January 2, 1967vs. No. 7 Purdue*L 13–1488,520
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


Game summariesEdit

TexasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• USC 3 7 0 0 10
Texas 0 0 0 6 6

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1965-1969_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. "1966 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1966.html. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. Palm Beach Post. September 18, 1966
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