The 1967 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 10–1 record (6–1 against conference opponents), won the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8) championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 258 to 87. The team was ranked #1 in the final AP and Coaches Polls.
|1967 USC Trojans football|
Consensus national champion
Rose Bowl champion
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|Record||10–1 (6–1 AAWU)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)|
|1967 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings|
|No. 1 USC $||6||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|No. 7 Oregon State||4||–||1||–||1||7||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
Steve Sogge led the team in passing, completing 75 of 151 passes for 1,032 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. O. J. Simpson led the team in rushing with 291 carries for 1,543 yards and 13 touchdowns. Earl McCullouch led the team in receiving with 30 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns. Simpson won the Walter Camp Award.
Robert Kardashian is said to have met OJ Simpson while serving as a water boy for the team. The relationship would later culminate in Kardashian being a part of the Dream Team in the O. J. Simpson murder case.
|September 15||Washington State||No. 7||W 49–0||44,364|
|September 23||No. 5 Texas*||No. 4||W 17–13||67,705|
|September 30||at Michigan State*||No. 2||W 21–17||75,287|
|October 7||Stanford||No. 1||W 30–0||62,598|
|October 14||at No. 5 Notre Dame*||No. 1||W 24–7||59,075|
|October 21||at Washington||No. 1||W 23–6||58,754|
|October 28||Oregon||No. 1||W 28–6||48,807|
|November 4||at California||No. 1||W 31–12||43,028|
|November 11||at Oregon State||No. 1||L 0–3||41,494|
|November 18||No. 1 UCLA||No. 4||W 21–20||90,772|
|January 1, 1968||vs. No. 4 Indiana*||No. 1||W 14–3||102,946|
|1967 USC Trojans football team roster|
- OJ Simpson 30 rushes, 235 yards 
The University of California at Los Angeles, 7-0-1 and ranked Number 1, with senior quarterback Gary Beban as a Heisman Trophy candidate, played the University of Southern California, 8-1 and ranked Number 4, with junior running back O. J. Simpson as a Heisman candidate. This game is widely regarded as the signature game in the UCLA–USC rivalry and the Trojans won the game by a score of 21-20.
1967 Trojans in the NFLEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
- O. J. Simpson (Junior), Running back, Walter Camp Award
- Ron Yary (Senior), Tackle, Outland Trophy
- "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "1967 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
- "A History of O.J. Simpson's Relationship with the Kardashian Family".
- "Today's bowl rosters: Rose". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 1, 1968. p. 54.
- 2020 USC Media Guide Supplement