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The 1984 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Ted Tollner, the Trojans compiled a 9–3 record (7–1 against conference opponents), won the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) championship, and outscored their opponents 220 to 173.[1]

1984 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 20–17 vs. Ohio State
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 10
1984 record9–3 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTed Tollner (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorNorv Turner
CaptainNeil Hope
Ken Ruettgers
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 USC $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 2 Washington 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 9 UCLA 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     2 9 0
California 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Quarterback Tim Green, in replacement of the injured Sean Salisbury, led the team in passing, completing 116 of 224 passes for 1,448 yards with five touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fred Crutcher led the team in rushing with 307 carries for 1,155 yards and ten touchdowns. Hank Norman led the team in receiving yards with 39 catches for 643 yards and two touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 86:00 p.m.Utah State*W 42–745,067
September 227:00 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 17MetroW 6–370,219
September 2912:30 p.m.LSU*No. 15
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 3–2360,128
October 612:00 p.m.at Washington StateMetroW 29–2733,000
October 131:00 p.m.at OregonMetroW 19–929,581
October 2012:30 p.m.Arizona 
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 17–1465,411
October 2712:30 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 20
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
MetroW 31–752,692
November 312:30 p.m.at StanfordNo. 18CBSW 20–1174,432
November 1012:30 p.m.No. 1 WashingtonNo. 12
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
CBSW 16–771,838
November 171:30 p.m.at UCLANo. 7CBSL 10–2990,096
November 2412:30 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 14
CBSL 7–1966,342
January 1, 19852:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Ohio State*No. 18
NBCW 20–17102,594
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1984 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 77 Ken Ruettgers Sr
QB 7 Sean Salisbury Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 80 Duane Bickett Sr
LB 52 Jack Del Rio Sr
SS 6 Tim McDonald So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1984 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.