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The 1928 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 1928 college football season. The Trojans went undefeated and won the Pacific Coast Conference championship, but declined to participate in the 1929 Rose Bowl, which California attended in their place. Although the team did not attend a bowl, USC claims a national championship, and was ranked first in the Dickinson System rankings for 1928.

1928 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
National champion (Dickinson)
Co-national champion (Sagarin)
Pacific Coast Conference champion
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1928 record9–0–1 (4–0–1 PCC)
Head coachHoward Jones (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 0 1     9 0 1
California ^ 3 0 2     6 2 2
Stanford 4 1 1     8 3 1
Oregon 4 2 0     9 2 0
Washington State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 2 3 0     3 4 1
Washington 2 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 0 4 0     4 4 1
Montana 0 5 0     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative (USC declined)

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 29Utah State*W 40–1231,000
October 6Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 19–050,000
October 13St. Mary's*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 19–640,000
October 20at CaliforniaT 0–074,245
October 27Occidental*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 19–040,000
November 3Stanford
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 10–080,000
November 10Arizona*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 78–720,000
November 17Washington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 27–1333,000
November 24Idaho
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–710,000
December 1Notre Dame* 
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 27–1472,632
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

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