List of USC Trojans bowl games

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The USC Trojans college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Southern California in the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Since the establishment of the team in 1888, USC has appeared in 54 bowl games, the Trojans appeared in 34 Rose Bowls, winning 25, both records for the bowl.

Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games
# Bowl Score Date Season Opponent Stadium Location Attendance Head coach
1 Rose Bowl W 14–3 January 1, 1923 1922 Penn State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 43,000 Gus Henderson
2 Christmas Festival W 20–7 December 25, 1924 1924 Missouri Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 47,000 Gus Henderson
3 Rose Bowl W 47–14 January 1, 1930 1929 Pittsburgh Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 72,000 Howard Jones
4 Rose Bowl W 21–12 January 1, 1932 1931 Tulane Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 75,562 Howard Jones
5 Rose Bowl W 35–0 January 2, 1933 1932 Pittsburgh Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 78,874 Howard Jones
6 Rose Bowl W 7–3 January 2, 1939 1938 Duke Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 89,452 Howard Jones
7 Rose Bowl W 14–0 January 1, 1940 1939 Tennessee Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 92,000 Howard Jones
8 Rose Bowl W 39–0 January 1, 1944 1943 Washington Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 68,000 Jeff Cravath
9 Rose Bowl W 25–0 January 1, 1945 1944 Tennessee Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 91,000 Jeff Cravath
10 Rose Bowl L 14–34 January 1, 1946 1945 Alabama Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,000 Jeff Cravath
11 Rose Bowl L 0–49 January 1, 1948 1947 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,000 Jeff Cravath
12 Rose Bowl W 7–0 January 1, 1953 1952 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 101,500 Jess Hill
13 Rose Bowl L 7–20 January 1, 1955 1954 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 89,191 Jess Hill
14 Rose Bowl W 42–37 January 1, 1963 1962 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 98,698 John McKay
15 Rose Bowl L 13–14 January 2, 1967 1966 Purdue Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 100,807 John McKay
16 Rose Bowl W 14–3 January 1, 1968 1967 Indiana Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 102,946 John McKay
17 Rose Bowl L 16–27 January 1, 1969 1968 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 102,063 John McKay
18 Rose Bowl W 10–3 January 1, 1970 1969 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 103,878 John McKay
19 Rose Bowl W 42–17 January 1, 1973 1972 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 106,869 John McKay
20 Rose Bowl L 21–42 January 1, 1974 1973 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 105,267 John McKay
21 Rose Bowl W 18–17 January 1, 1975 1974 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 106,721 John McKay
22 Liberty Bowl W 20–0 December 22, 1975 1975 Texas A&M Memphis Memorial Stadium Memphis, TN 52,129 John McKay
23 Rose Bowl W 14–6 January 1, 1977 1976 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 106,182 John Robinson
24 Bluebonnet Bowl W 47–28 December 31, 1977 1977 Texas A&M Astrodome Houston, TX 52,842 John Robinson
25 Rose Bowl W 17–10 January 1, 1979 1978 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 105,629 John Robinson
26 Rose Bowl W 17–16 January 1, 1980 1979 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 105,526 John Robinson
27 Fiesta Bowl L 10–26 January 1, 1982 1981 Penn State Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ 71,053 John Robinson
28 Rose Bowl W 20–17 January 1, 1985 1984 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 102,594 Ted Tollner
29 Aloha Bowl L 3–24 December 28, 1985 1985 Alabama Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI 35,183 Ted Tollner
30 Florida Citrus Bowl L 7–16 January 1, 1987 1986 Auburn Citrus Bowl Gainesville, FL 51,113 Ted Tollner
31 Rose Bowl L 20–17 January 1, 1988 1987 Michigan State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 103,847 Larry Smith
32 Rose Bowl L 22–14 January 2, 1989 1988 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 101,688 Larry Smith
33 Rose Bowl W 17–10 January 1, 1990 1989 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 103,450 Larry Smith
34 Sun Bowl L 16–17 December 31, 1990 1990 Michigan State Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX 50,562 Larry Smith
35 Freedom Bowl L 7–24 December 29, 1992 1992 Fresno State Anaheim Stadium Anaheim, CA 50,745 Larry Smith
36 Freedom Bowl W 28–21 December 30, 1993 1993 Utah Anaheim Stadium Anaheim, CA 37,203 John Robinson
37 Cotton Bowl Classic W 55–14 January 2, 1995 1994 Texas Tech Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX 70,218 John Robinson
38 Rose Bowl W 41–32 January 1, 1996 1995 Northwestern Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 100,102 John Robinson
39 Sun Bowl L 19–28 December 31, 1998 1998 TCU Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX 46,612 Paul Hackett
40 Las Vegas Bowl L 6–10 December 25, 2001 2001 Utah Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 22,385 Pete Carroll
41 Orange Bowl W 38–17 January 2, 2003 2002 Iowa Pro Player Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 75,971 Pete Carroll
42 Rose Bowl W 28–14 January 1, 2004 2003 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,849 Pete Carroll
43 Orange Bowl W 55–19 January 4, 2005 2004 Oklahoma Dolphin Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 77,912 Pete Carroll
44 Rose Bowl L 38–41 January 4, 2006 2005 Texas Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,926 Pete Carroll
45 Rose Bowl W 32–18 January 1, 2007 2006 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,852 Pete Carroll
46 Rose Bowl W 49–17 January 1, 2008 2007 Illinois Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,923 Pete Carroll
47 Rose Bowl W 38–24 January 1, 2009 2008 Penn State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 93,293 Pete Carroll
48 Emerald Bowl W 24–13 December 26, 2009 2009 Boston College AT&T Park San Francisco, CA 40,121 Pete Carroll
49 Sun Bowl L 7–21 December 31, 2012 2012 Georgia Tech Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX 47,922 Lane Kiffin
50 Las Vegas Bowl W 45–20 December 21, 2013 2013 Fresno State Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 42,178 Clay Helton
51 Holiday Bowl W 45–42 December 27, 2014 2014 Nebraska Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 55,789 Steve Sarkisian
52 Holiday Bowl L 21–23 December 30, 2015 2015 Wisconsin Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 48,329 Clay Helton
53 Rose Bowl W 52–49 January 2, 2017 2016 Penn State Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 95,128 Clay Helton
54 Cotton Bowl Classic L 7–24 December 29, 2017 2017 Ohio State AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX 67,510 Clay Helton

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