1950 USC Trojans football team

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1950 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1950 record 2–5–2 (1–3–2 PCC)
Head coach Jeff Cravath (9th season)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 California $ 5 0 1     9 1 1
No. 11 Washington 6 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2     5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1     3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2     4 3 2
USC 1 3 2     2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1950 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 2–5–2 record (1–3–2 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 182 to 114.[1]

Wilbur Robertson led the team in passing with 50 of 106 passes completed for 492 yards, one touchdown and eight interceptions. Al Carmichael led the team in rushing with 103 carries for 514 yards and two touchdowns. Harold Hatford was the leading receiver with 22 catches for 192 yards and one touchdown.[2]

Three Trojans received honors from the Associated Press (AP), United Press (UP), or conference coaches on the 1950 All-Pacific Coast Conference football team: Johnny Williams, USC (Coaches-1 [defensive back]); Volney Peters, USC (AP-1 [defensive tackle]; Coaches-1 [offensive and defensive tackle]; UP-1); and Paul McMurtry, USC (Coaches-1 [guard]).[3][4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Iowa* No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 14–20   45,167
October 7 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA T 20–20   16,000
October 14 No. 7 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7–13   55,468
October 21 vs. Navy* Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD L 14–27   24,300
October 28 Oregon Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–21   27,008
November 4 at Stanford Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA T 7–7   40,000
November 18 No. 19 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 13–28   23,442
November 25 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 0–39   51,906
December 2 Notre Dame*dagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Notre Dame-USC rivalry) W 9–7   70,177
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Jeff Cravath[6]
  • Assistant coaches: Ray George (line coach), Roy "Bullet" Baker (backfield coach), Sam Barry (head scout), Bill Fisk (end coach), Walter Hargesheimer (backfield coach), Mike Milligan (line coach), Harry Smith (freshman coach)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1950 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Coast Stars Named By Platoon System". Idaho State Journal. December 5, 1950. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Bears, Huskies Dominate All PCC Elevens". Santa Cruz Sentinel-News. December 18, 1950. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Four Sophomores Make All-Pacific Coast First Team". The Baytown (TX) Sun. November 27, 1950. p. 9. 
  6. ^ 1951 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), p. 166.
  7. ^ 1951 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), page 167.