1982 USC Trojans football team

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1982 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 15
1982 record 8–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson (7th season)
Captain George Achica
Captain Joey Browner
Captain Bruce Matthews
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,604, grass)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 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 a 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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at No. 11 Florida* No. 10 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida ABC L 9–17   73,238
September 18 Indiana* No. 19 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles W 28–7   50,724
September 25 at Oklahoma* No. 18 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ABC W 12–0   76,758
October 2 Oregon No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles W 38–7   47,181
October 16 at Stanford No. 14 Stanford StadiumStanford, California CBS W 41–21   73,859
October 23 Oregon Statedagger No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles W 38–0   50,035
October 30 at No. 7 Arizona State No. 12 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 10–17   71,071
November 6 California No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles W 42–0   54,670
November 13 at Arizona No. 16 Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona W 48–41   55,110
November 20 at No. 11 UCLA No. 15 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 19–20   95,763
November 27 Notre Dame* No. 17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles (Rivalry) CBS W 17–13   76,459
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 234Total
• USC 6 600 12
Oklahoma 0 000 0

[3]

Arizona[edit]

1 234Total
• USC 3 21177 48
Arizona 10 10714 41
  • USC Defense: 3 INTs for TD (NCAA record)

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1982 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. 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.