1986 USC Trojans football team

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1986 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1986 record 7–5 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Ted Tollner (4th season)
Captain Jeff Bregel
Tim McDonald
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth and final year under head coach Ted Tollner, the Trojans compiled a 7–5 record (5–3 against conference opponents), finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 264 to 239.[1]

Quarterback Rodney Peete led the team in passing, completing 160 of 305 passes for 2,138 yards with 10 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Ryan Knight led the team in rushing with 148 carries for 536 yards and seven touchdowns. Ken Henry led the team in receiving yards with 43 catches for 807 yards and seven touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 4:00 PM Illinois* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA WTBS W 31–16   51,496
September 20 12:30 PM at No. 9 Baylor* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX ABC W 17–14   35,000
September 27 4:00 PM No. 6 Washington No. 12 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA WTBS W 20–10   58,023
October 4 6:30 PM Oregon No. 9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35–21   51,340
October 11 1:00 PM at Washington State No. 9 Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 14–34   26,000
October 18 1:30 PM No. 10 Arizona Statedagger No. 15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 20–29   65,874
October 25 12:30 PM at No. 19 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA CBS W 10–0   73,500
November 1 5:30 PM at No. 14 Arizona No. 18 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ PSN W 20–13   55,046
November 15 4:00 PM California No. 13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA WTBS W 28–3   48,019
November 22 3:00 PM at No. 18 UCLA No. 10 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) PSN L 25–45   98,370
November 29 12:30 PM Notre Dame* No. 17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) CBS L 37–38   70,614
January 1 9:00 AM vs. No. 10 Auburn* Orlando StadiumOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 7–16   51,113
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1986 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.