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The 1995 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their tenth year under head coach John Robinson, the Trojans compiled a 9–2–1 record (6–1–1 against conference opponents), shared the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) championship with Washington, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 355 to 212.[1]

1995 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-10 co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 41–32 vs. Northwestern
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 12
1995 record9–2–1 (6–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coachJohn Robinson (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Riley (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorKeith Burns (2nd season)
CaptainTerry Barnum
Errick Herrin
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 USC ^ + 6 1 1     9 2 1
Washington + 6 1 1     7 4 1
No. 18 Oregon 6 2 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     7 4 1
UCLA 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
California 2 6 0     3 8 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Rose Bowl representative per tie-breaking rules based on overall record, due to Washington-USC tie
Rankings from AP Poll

Quarterback Brad Otton led the team in passing, completing 159 of 256 passes for 1,923 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Delon Washington led the team in rushing with 236 carries for 1,109 yards and six touchdowns. Keyshawn Johnson led the team in receiving with 102 catches for 1,434 yards and seven touchdowns.[2]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 93:30 p.m.San Jose State*No. 7PrimeW 45–750,612
September 167:15 p.m.Houston*No. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
PrimeW 45–1050,279
September 237:15 p.m.at No. 25 ArizonaNo. 5PrimeW 31–1058,503
September 304:00 p.m.Arizona StateNo. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ABCW 31–052,577
October 73:30 p.m.at CaliforniaNo. 5PrimeW 26–1649,000
October 1412:30 p.m.Washington StateNo. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ABCW 26–1451,131
October 2111:30 .m.at No. 17 Notre Dame*No. 5NBCL 10–3859,075
October 2812:30 p.m.at No. 17 WashingtonNo. 13ABCT 21–2174,421
November 412:30 p.m.Stanford No. 14
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
ABCW 31–3062,368
November 117:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 12PrimeW 28–1021,851
November 1812:30 p.m.UCLANo. 11
ABCL 20–2491,363
January 1, 19962:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Northwestern*No. 11ABCW 41–32100,102
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1995 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 84 John Allred Jr
G 67 Chris Brymer   So
TE 84 Jeff Diltz   Jr
T 76 Norberto Garrido Sr
WR 3 Keyshawn Johnson Sr
TE 81 Johnny McWilliams Sr
QB 7 Kyle Wachholtz Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 9 Sammy Knight Jr
DT 96 Darrell Russell So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Adam Abrams Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

Rose BowlEdit

#3 Northwestern vs. #17 USC
1 234Total
Wildcats 7 3166 32
Trojans 7 17710 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1969 W 48–6

1995 Trojans in professional footballEdit

The following players were claimed in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Keyshawn Johnson Wide receiver 1 1 New York Jets
John Michels Tackle 1 27 Green Bay Packers
Israel Ifeanyi Defensive end 2 46 San Francisco 49ers
Johnny McWilliams Tight end 3 64 Arizona Cardinals
Norberto Garrido Guard 4 106 Carolina Panthers
Kyle Wachholz Quarterback 7 240 Green Bay Packers

[3]

Other NFL players (from different drafts and free agent pickups):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1995 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1996.htm