1949 USC Trojans football team

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1949 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1949 record 5–3–1 (4–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath (8th season)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 California $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1949 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 5–3–1 record (4–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 214 to 170.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Navy* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 42–20   62,787
October 1 Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35–7   36,243
October 8 No. 11 Ohio State* No. 8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA T 13–13   62,877
October 15 at No. 9 California No. 12 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 10–16   81,500
October 22 Oregon No. 19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 40–13   47,098
October 29 at Washington No. 15 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 40–28   33,205
November 5 Stanforddagger No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 13–34   70,041
November 19 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 21–7   75,026
November 26 at No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 17 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) L 0–32   57,214
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Jeff Cravath[2]
  • Assistant coaches: Roy "Bullet" Baker (backfield coach), Ray George (line coach), Sam Barry (head scout), Bill Fisk (end coach), Walt Hargesheimer (backfield coach), Harry Smith (freshman coach)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), p. 233.
  3. ^ 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), pages 234-235.