1993 USC Trojans football team

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1993 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-10 co-champion
Freedom Bowl champion
Freedom Bowl, W 28–21 vs Utah
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
1993 record 8–5 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach John Robinson (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Riley (1st season)
Captain Craig Gibson
Willie McGinest
Deon Strother
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Arizona + 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 18 UCLA + 6 2 0     8 4 0
USC + 6 2 0     8 5 0
Washington 5 3 0     7 4 0
No. 25 California 4 4 0     9 4 0
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Washington State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 6 0     5 6 0
Stanford 2 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth non-consecutive year under head coach John Robinson (Robinson was also USC's coach from 1976 to 1982), the Trojans compiled a 8–5 record (6–2 against conference opponents), won the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 348 to 252.[1]

Quarterback Rob Johnson led the team in passing, completing 308 of 449 passes for 3,630 yards with 29 touchdowns and six interceptions. Shannon Jones led the team in rushing with 156 carries for 711 yards and seven touchdowns. Johnnie Morton led the team in receiving with 88 catches for 1,520 yards and 14 touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 6:00 PM vs. No. 20 North Carolina* No. 19 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) NBC L 9–31   49,309
September 4 3:30 PM Houston* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 49–7   49,438
September 11 12:30 PM at No. 15 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 20–21   95,992
September 25 7:00 PM Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 34–3   48,471
October 2 4:00 PM at No. 12 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ABC L 7–38   56,075
October 9 3:30 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Prime W 24–13   40,935
October 16 3:30 PM Oregon Statedagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 34–9   44,363
October 23 11:30 AM at No. 2 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 13–31   59,075
October 30 12:30 PM at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC W 42–14   56,000
November 6 3:30 PM Stanford Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA Prime W 45–20   59,376
November 13 12:30 PM at No. 25 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 22–17   72,202
November 20 12:30 PM No. 16 UCLA No. 22 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 21–27   93,458
December 30 6:00 PM vs. Utah* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) Raycom W 28–21   37,203
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Statistics

Roster[edit]

1993 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 84 John Allred Fr
TE 82 Bradford Banta Sr
T 71 Tony Boselli Jr
T 76 Norberto Garrido So
WR 88 Ed Hervey Jr
QB 11 Rob Johnson Jr
TE 81 Johnny McWilliams So
WR 80 Johnnie Morton Sr
QB 7 Kyle Wachholtz So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 9 Sammy Knight Fr
LB 35 Jeff Kopp Jr
DE 55 Willie McGinest Sr
CB 18 Jason Sehorn Sr
LB 5 Brian Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 14 Cole Ford Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

1994 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Willie McGinest Linebacker 1 4 New England Patriots
Johnnie Morton Wide Receiver 1 21 Detroit Lions
Jason Sehorn Defensive Back 2 59 New York Giants
Bradford Banta Tight End 4 106 Indianapolis Colts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1900-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1993 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2012 USC football media supplement
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1994.htm