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1967 USC Trojans football
Consensus national champion
AAWU champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 14–3 vs. Indiana
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1967 record10–1 (6–1 AAWU)
Head coachJohn McKay (8th season)
CaptainTim Rossovich
CaptainAdrian Young
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC 6 1 0     10 1 0
UCLA 4 1 1     7 2 1
#7 Oregon State 4 1 1     7 2 1
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 5 0
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 5 0     2 8 0
Washington State 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1967 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 10–1 record (6–1 against conference opponents), won the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 258 to 87.[1] The team was ranked #1 in the final AP and Coaches Polls.

Steve Sogge led the team in passing, completing 75 of 151 passes for 1,032 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. O. J. Simpson led the team in rushing with 291 carries for 1,543 yards and 13 touchdowns. Earl McCullouch led the team in receiving with 30 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns.[2] Simpson won the Walter Camp Award.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 15Washington StateNo. 7W 49–044,364
September 23No. 5 Texas*No. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 17–1367,705
September 30at Michigan State*No. 2W 21–1775,287
October 7StanfordNo. 1
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 30–062,598
October 14at No. 5 Notre Dame*No. 1W 24–759,075
October 21at WashingtonNo. 1W 23–658,754
October 28OregondaggerNo. 1
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–648,807
November 4at CaliforniaNo. 1W 31–1243,028
November 11at Oregon StateNo. 1L 0–341,494
November 18No. 1 UCLANo. 4
W 21–2090,772
January 1, 1968vs. No. 4 Indiana*No. 1W 14–3102,946
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


Game summariesEdit

UCLAEdit

The 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game was an American College Football game played in the 1967 College Football Season on November 18, 1967. The University of California at Los Angeles, 7-0-1 and ranked Number 1, with senior quarterback Gary Beban as a Heisman Trophy candidate, played the University of Southern California, 8-1 and ranked Number 4, with junior running back O.J. Simpson as a Heisman candidate. This game is widely regarded as the signature game in the UCLA–USC rivalry and the Trojans won the game by a score of 21-20.

1967 Trojans in the NFLEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • O. J. Simpson (Junior), Running back, Walter Camp Award
  • Ron Yary (Senior), Tackle, Outland Trophy

ReferencesEdit

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