1975 USC Trojans Football Team
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1975 USC Trojans Football Team
1975 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1975 record8-4 (3-4 Pac-8)
Head coachJohn McKay (16th season)
CaptainKevin Bruce
CaptainDanny Reece
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA ^ + 6 1 0     9 2 1
No. 14 California + 6 1 0     8 3 0
Stanford 5 2 0     6 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     6 5 0
No. 17 USC 3 4 0     8 4 0
Oregon 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Washington State 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ - Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their 15th year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled an 8-4 record (3-4 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 247 to 140.[1] The team was ranked #17 in the final AP Poll and #19 in the final UPI Coaches Poll.

Quarterback Vince Evans led the team in passing, completing 35 of 112 passes for 695 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions. Ricky Bell led the team in rushing with 385 carries for 1,957 yards and 13 touchdowns. Randy Simmrin led the team in receiving with 26 catches for 478 yards and one touchdown.[2]

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 Duke* No. 4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA W 35-7   56,727
September 19 Oregon State No. 4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA W 24-7   50,165
September 27 Purdue* No. 3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA W 19-6   56,170
October 4 at Iowa* No. 3 Kinnick Stadium o Iowa City, IA W 27-16   54,600
October 11 Washington State No. 3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA W 28-10   47,468
October 18 Oregondagger No. 3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA W 17-3   50,542
October 25 at No. 14 Notre Dame* No. 3 Notre Dame Stadium o Notre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC W 24-17   59,075
November 1 at California No. 4 California Memorial Stadium o Berkeley, CA ABC L 14-28   58,871
November 8 Stanford No. 9 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA (rivalry) L 10-13   68,249
November 15 at Washington No. 13 Husky Stadium o Seattle, WA L 7-8   53,700
November 28 No. 14 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum o Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 22-25   80,927
December 22 vs. No. 2 Texas A&M* Memphis Memorial Stadium o Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 20-0   52,129
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster

Game summaries

Iowa

1 234Total
• USC 0 7173 27
Iowa 10 006 16

[3]

Washington State

1 234Total
Washington St 3 007 10
USC 0 1477 28

Ricky Bell 38 Rush, 217 Yds

[4]

Notre Dame

1 234Total
• USC 0 7710 24
Notre Dame 6 803 17

[5]

1975 team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Danny Reece Defensive back 3 69 Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Davis Tackle 8 211 New York Jets
Mel Jackson Guard 12 328 Green Bay Packers
Doug Hogan Defensive back 16 454 Oakland Raiders

[6]

References

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "1975 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 5. Retrieved 2018-Nov-09.
  4. ^ "Trojans Stagger Cougars". The Palm Beach Post. October 12, 1975.
  5. ^ "Bells Gains 165, USC Clips Irish". The Register-Guard. Eugene. October 26, 1975.
  6. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1976.htm

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