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1969 USC Trojans football
Pac-8 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 10–3 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 3
1969 record10–0–1 (6–0 Pac-8)
Head coachJohn McKay (10th season)
CaptainJim Gunn
CaptainBob Jensen
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 USC 6 0 0     10 0 1
#13 UCLA 5 1 1     8 1 1
#19 Stanford 5 1 1     7 2 1
Oregon State 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 2 3 0     5 5 1
California 2 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 1 6 0     1 9 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1969 college football season. In their tenth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 10–0–1 record (6–0 against conference opponents), won the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) championship, defeated Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 261 to 128.[1] The team was ranked #3 in the final AP Poll and #4 in the final Coaches Poll.

Jim Jones led the team in passing, completing 88 of 210 passes for 1,230 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Clarence Davis led the team in rushing with 297 carries for 1,357 yards and nine touchdowns. Sam Dickerson led the team in receiving with 24 catches for 473 yards and six touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 20at Nebraska*No. 5W 31–2167,058
September 27Northwestern*No. 5W 48–656,589
October 4at Oregon StateNo. 5W 31–738,013
October 11No. 16 StanfordNo. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 26–2482,812
October 18at No. 11 Notre Dame*No. 3T 14–1459,075
October 25Georgia Tech*daggerNo. 7
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 29–1853,341
November 1at CaliforniaNo. 6W 14–951,000
November 8Washington StateNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–747,158
November 15at WashingtonNo. 6W 16–751,403
November 22No. 6 UCLANo. 5
W 14–1290,814
January 1, 1970vs. No. 7 Michigan*No. 5W 10–3103,878
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

UCLAEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
UCLA 6 0 0 6 12
USC 0 7 0 7 14

[3]

RosterEdit

1969 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Chandler, BobBob Chandler Jr
QB 7 Holmgren, MikeMike Holmgren Sr
T 78 Montgomery, MarvMarv Montgomery Jr
T 77 Smith, SidSid Smith Sr
T 75 Vella, JohnJohn Vella So
TE 89 Young, CharleCharle Young So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 71 Cowlings, AlAl Cowlings Sr
CB 16 Durko, SandySandy Durko Sr
DE 83 Gunn, JimmyJimmy Gunn Sr
DT 93 Smith, TodyTody Smith Jr
DB 46 Thomas, SkipSkip Thomas So
LB 84 Weaver, CharlieCharlie Weaver Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

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. "1969 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1969.html. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. "Trojans Topple UCLA". The Palm Beach Post. November 23, 1969.
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