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University of Southern California (USC) Football

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Location: Los Angeles
Nickname: Trojans
Colors: Cardinal & Gold
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; built 1923; off-campus; grass surface; seats 92,000
Average home game attendance: 68,459 (2016), 75,358 (2015)
First football season: 1888
Conference: Pacific 12

During the USC Trojans era in which Pete Carroll was coach, average home game attendance at the coliseum was more than 90,000

National Champions Determined by the Bowl Champion Series (BCS)

  • 2004 National Champion - BCS National Championship Game (Orange Bowl - USC 55 vs. Oklahoma 19)
  • 2003 National Champion - BCS (Split decision -LSU finishes atop the coaches' poll; USC is No. 1 in the Associated Press poll) (Rose Bowl - USC 28 vs. Michigan 14)

See BCSFootball.org.

National Champions Determined by Media Polls

  • 2003 National Champion - Selected by: Associated Press

  • 1978 National Champion - Selected by: United Press International
  • 1974 National Champion - Selected by: United Press International, Football Writers Assn. of America, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame
  • 1972 National Champion - Selected by: Associated Press, United Press International, Football Writers Assn. of America, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame
  • 1967 National Champion - Selected by: Associated Press, United Press International, Football Writers Assn. of America, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame
  • 1962 National Champion - Selected by: Associated Press, United Press International, Football Writers Assn. of America, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame

National Champions Determined by the Dickenson Mathematical System and Historical Retro Polls

  • 1939 National Champion - Selected by: Dickenson Mathematical System
  • 1932 National Champion - Selected by: College Football Researchers Assn., National Champion Foundation, Helms Athletic Foundation
  • 1931 National Champion - Selected by: Dickenson Mathematical System, College Football Researchers Assn., National Champion Foundation, Helms Athletic Foundation
  • 1928 National Champion - Selected by: Dickenson Mathematical System

USC competed for the 2005 National Championship title at the Rose Bowl, but lost to the University of Texas. Final score was 41-38.


Season records (Win-Loss-Tie)

2016 10-3-0
2015 8-6-0
2014 9-4-0
2013 10-4-0
2012 7-6-0
2011 7-2-0
2010 8-5-0
2009 9-4-0
2008 12-1-0
2007 11-2-0
2006 11-2-0
2005 12-1-0
2004 13-0-0
2003 11-1-0
2002 11-2-0
2001 6-6-0
2000 5-7-0
1999 6-6-0
1998 8-5-0
1997 6-5-0
1996 6-6-0
1995 9-2-1
1994 8-3-1
1993 8-5-0
1992 6-5-1
1991 3-8-0
1990 8-4-1
1989 9-2-1
1988 10-2-0
1987 8-4-0
1986 7-5-0
1985 6-6-0
1984 9-3-0

1983 4-6-1
1982 8-3-0
1981 9-3-0
1980 8-2-1
1979 11-0-1
1978 12-1-0
1977 8-4-0
1976 11-1-0
1975 8-4-0
1974 10-1-1
1973 9-2-1
1972 12-0-0
1971 6-4-1
1970 6-4-1
1969 10-0-1
1968 9-1-1
1967 10-1-0
1966 7-4-0
1965 7-2-1
1964 7-3-0
1963 7-3-0
1962 11-0-0
1961 4-5-1
1960 4-6-0
1959 8-2-0
1958 4-5-1
1957 1-9-0
1956 8-2-0
1955 6-4-0
1954 8-4-0
1953 6-3-1
1952 10-1-0
1951 7-3-0

1950 2-5-2
1949 5-3-1
1948 6-3-1
1947 7-2-1
1946 6-4-0
1945 7-4-0
1944 8-0-2
1943 8-2-0
1942 5-5-1
1941 2-6-1
1940 3-4-2
1939 8-0-2
1938 9-2-0
1937 4-4-2
1936 4-2-3
1935 5-7-0
1934 4-6-1
1933 10-1-1
1932 10-0-0
1931 10-1-0
1930 8-2-0
1929 10-2-0
1928 9-0-1
1927 8-1-1
1926 8-2-0
1925 11-2-0
1924 9-2-0
1923 6-2-0
1922 10-1-0
1921 10-1-0
1920 6-0-0
1919 4-1-0
1918 2-2-2

1917 4-2-1
1916 5-3-0
1915 3-4-0
1914 4-3-0
1913 0-0-0
1912 0-0-0
1911 0-0-0
1910 7-0-1
1909 3-1-2
1908 3-1-1
1907 5-1-0
1906 2-0-2
1905 6-3-1
1904 6-1-0
1903 4-2-0
1902 2-3-0
1901 0-1-0
1900 1-1-1
1899 2-3-1
1898 5-1-1
1897 5-1-0
1896 0-3-0
1895 0-1-1
1894 1-0-0
1893 3-1-0
1892 No Varsity
1891 1-2-0
1890 No Varsity
1889 2-0-0
1888 2-0-0

USC Football Coaches

2015-present Clay Helton
2014-2015 Steve Sarkisian
2013 Ed Orgeon, Clay Helton
2010-2013 Lane Kiffin
2001-2009 Pete Carroll
1998-2000 Paul Hackett
1993-1997 John Robinson (also 1976-82)
1987-1992 Larry Smith
1983-1986 Ted Tollner
1976-1982 John Robinson (also 1993-97)
1960-1975 John McKay
1957-1959 Don R. Clark
1951-1956 Jesse T. (Jess) Hill
1942-1950 Newell J. Cravath
1941 Justin M. (Sam) Barry
1925-1940 Howard H. Jones
1919-1924 Elmer C. ("Gloomy Gus") Henderson
1916-1918 Dean B. Cromwell (also 1909-10)
1914-1915 Ralph Glaze
1909-1910 Dean B. Cromwell (also 1916-18)
1908 William I. Traeger
1904-1907 Harvey R. Holmes
1903 John Walker
1901 Clair S. Tappaan
1897 Lewis R. Freeman
1888 Henry H. Goddard & Frank H. Suffel