1975 USC Trojans football team
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. The team was ranked #17 in the final AP Poll and #19 in the final UPI Coaches Poll.
|1975 USC Trojans football|
|1975 record||8–4 (3–4 Pac-8)|
|Head coach||John McKay (16th season)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 94,500, grass)|
|1975 Pacific-8 football standings|
|No. 5 UCLA ^ +||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||1|
|No. 14 California +||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||3||–||0|
|No. 17 USC||3||–||4||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP 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.
|September 12||Duke*||No. 4||W 35–7||56,727|
|September 19||Oregon State||No. 4||W 24–7||50,165|
|September 27||Purdue*||No. 3||W 19–6||56,170|
|October 4||at Iowa*||No. 3||W 27–16||54,600|
|October 11||Washington State||No. 3||W 28–10||47,468|
|October 18||Oregon||No. 3||W 17–3||50,542|
|October 25||at No. 14 Notre Dame*||No. 3||ABC||W 24–17||59,075|
|November 1||at California||No. 4||ABC||L 14–28||58,871|
|November 8||Stanford||No. 9||L 10–13||68,249|
|November 15||at Washington||No. 13||L 7–8||53,700|
|November 28||No. 14 UCLA||L 22–25||80,927|
|December 22||vs. No. 2 Texas A&M*||ABC||W 20–0||52,129|
|1975 USC Trojans football team roster|
Ricky Bell 38 Rush, 217 Yds
1975 team players in the NFLEdit
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|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|
- "Southern California Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "1975 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
- Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 5. Retrieved 2018-Nov-09.
- "Trojans Stagger Cougars". The Palm Beach Post. October 12, 1975.
- "Bells Gains 165, USC Clips Irish". The Register-Guard. Eugene. October 26, 1975.