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1990 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 22
APNo. 20
1990 record8–4–1 (5–2–1 Pac-10)
Head coachLarry Smith (4th season)
CaptainDon Gibson
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Washington 7 1 0     10 2 0
#20 USC 5 2 1     8 4 1
Oregon 4 3 0     8 4 0
California 4 3 1     7 4 1
Arizona 5 4 0     7 5 0
UCLA 4 4 0     5 6 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach Larry Smith, the Trojans compiled an 8–4–1 record (5–2–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 348 to 274.[1]

USC began the season by beating Syracuse in the eighth Kickoff Classic. They also won non-conference games against Penn State and Ohio State, the latter of which was suspended with 2:36 remaining because of severe thunderstorms. The Trojans would finish second in the Pac-10 and lost to Michigan State in their bowl game in an outcome reminiscent of their 1987 season.

Quarterback Todd Marinovich led the team in passing, completing 196 of 322 passes for 2,423 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Mazio Royster led the team in rushing with 235 carries for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns. Gary Wellman led the team in receiving with 66 catches for 1,015 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 314:30 p.m.vs. Syracuse*No. 9RaycomW 34–1657,293
September 1512:30 p.m.Penn State*No. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ABCW 19–1470,594
September 223:30 p.m.at No. 21 WashingtonNo. 5PrimeL 0–3172,617
September 2912:30 p.m.at No. 12 Ohio State*No. 18ABCW 35–2689,422
October 67:30 p.m.Washington StateNo. 15
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
PrimeW 30–1759,357
October 1312:30 p.m.at StanfordNo. 16ABCW 37–2262,000
October 203:30 p.m.ArizonadaggerNo. 15
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
PrimeL 26–3568,212
October 2712:30 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 21ABCW 13–664,717
November 33:30 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 21
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
PrimeT 31–3162,974
November 103:30 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 23PrimeW 56–718,795
November 1712:30 p.m.at UCLANo. 19ABCW 45–4298,088
November 245:00 p.m.No. 7 Notre DameNo. 18
ABCL 6–1091,639
December 3111:30 a.m.vs. No. 22 Michigan State*No. 21CBSL 16–1750,562
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


Season summaryEdit

SyracuseEdit

Penn StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Penn St 0 7 0 7 14
• USC 7 6 6 0 19

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1900-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1990-1994_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. "1990 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1990.html. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1990 Sep 16.
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