USC Trojans

USC Trojans

About USC Trojans

The USC Trojans have been a major force in college football since beginning play at the University of Southern California in 1888.

The Trojans are owners of 11 national titles and have won the Pacific-12 Conference 38 times, a feat that includes seven back-to-back conference championships between 2002 and 2008. USC has 24 wins in 33 Rose Bowl appearances. Their overall post-season bowl game record stands at 33-17.

USC National Titles

  • 2004: USC 55, Oklahoma 19
  • 2003: USC 28, Michigan 14
  • 1978: USC 17, Michigan 10
  • 1974: USC 18, Ohio State 17
  • 1972: USC 42, Ohio State 17
  • 1967: USC 14, Indiana 3
  • 1962: USC 42, Wisconsin 37
  • 1939: USC 14, Tennessee 0
  • 1932: USC 35, Pittsburgh 0
  • 1931: USC 21, Tulane 12
  • 1928: No Bowl

Southern California has produced 71 All-Americans and six Heisman Trophy winners, including O.J. Simpson, Marcus Allen, Mike Garrett, Charles White, Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer. All six players have subsequently had their numbers retired by the Trojans. In addition, Reggie Bush also won the Heisman Trophy, but later forfeited the award in 2010, after it was alleged that he had received improper benefits during his time with the team.

The Trojans have seen more than 480 of its players drafted into the NFL, more than any other program in history.

Notable USC Trojan Alums

  • Marcus Allen
  • Reggie Bush
  • Mike Garrett
  • Matt Leinart
  • Carson Palmer
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Charles White

USC’s main rival is the UCLA Bruins. The Trojans hold a 46-30-7 advantage over their crosstown rivals in a battle for the Victory Bell. Southern California also contests the Jeweled Shillelagh against rival Notre Dame in a rivalry that dates bac...