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1982 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1982 record8–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coachJohn Robinson (7th season)
CaptainGeorge Achica
CaptainJoey Browner
CaptainBruce Matthews
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach John Robinson, the Trojans compiled an 8–3 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 302 to 143.[1] Due to probation, the Trojans were not eligible for postseason play.

Quarterback Sean Salisbury led the team in passing, completing 82 of 142 passes for 1,062 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. Todd Spencer led the team in rushing with 141 carries for 596 yards and eight touchdowns. Jeff Simmons led the team in receiving yards with 56 catches for 973 yards and five touchdownss.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11at No. 11 Florida*No. 10ABCL 9–1773,238
September 18Indiana*No. 19W 28–750,724
September 25at Oklahoma*No. 18ABCW 12–076,758
October 2OregonNo. 16
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 38–747,181
October 16at StanfordNo. 14CBSW 41–2173,859
October 23Oregon StatedaggerNo. 12
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 38–050,035
October 30at No. 7 Arizona StateNo. 12L 10–1771,071
November 6CaliforniaNo. 16
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 42–054,670
November 13at ArizonaNo. 16W 48–4155,110
November 20at No. 11 UCLANo. 15ABCL 19–2095,763
November 27Notre Dame*No. 17
CBSW 17–1376,459
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


Game summariesEdit

OklahomaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• USC 6 6 0 0 12
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0

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ArizonaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• USC 3 21 17 7 48
Arizona 10 10 7 14 41
  • USC Defense: 3 INTs for TD (NCAA record)

[4]

Notre DameEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 7 3 3 0 13
• USC 0 3 7 7 17
  • Date: November 27
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1980-1984_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. "1982 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1982.html. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. "USC Blanks Oklahoma". Gainesville Sun. September 26, 1982.
  4. "Three interception returns ignite USC to 48-41 win". Eugene Register-Guard. November 14, 1982.
  5. Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 28. Retrieved 2018-Oct-17.
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