USC Trojans football

American college football team at University of Southern California / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The USC Trojans football program represents University of Southern California in the sport of American football. The Trojans compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).

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USC Trojans football
AmericanFootball_current_event.svg2023 USC Trojans football team
First season1888
Athletic directorJennifer Cohen
Head coachLincoln Riley
2nd season, 14–3 (.824)
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(capacity: 77,500)
Field surfaceGrass
LocationLos Angeles, California
NCAA divisionDivision I FBS
ConferencePac-12 (since 1959)
Past conferencesIndependent (1888–1921)
PCC (1922–1958)
All-time record86736354 (.696)
Bowl record3421 (.618)
Claimed national titles11 (1928, 1931, 1932, 1939, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004)
Unclaimed national titles6 (1929, 1933, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2007)
Conference titles37
Division titles4
RivalriesNotre Dame (rivalry)
UCLA (rivalry)
Stanford (rivalry)
Heisman winners8
Consensus All-Americans80
Current uniform
ColorsCardinal and gold[1]
Fight song"Fight On"
Marching bandSpirit of Troy

Formed in 1888, the program has over 860 wins and claims 11 national championships, including 7 from the major wire-service (AP, Coaches').[2] USC has had 13 undefeated seasons including 8 perfect seasons, and 37 conference championships. USC has produced eight Heisman Trophy winners, 81 first-team Consensus All-Americans, including 27 Unanimous selections, and 519 NFL draft picks, most all-time by any university,[3] USC has had 34 members inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, including former players Matt Leinart, O. J. Simpson, and Ronnie Lott and former coaches John McKay and Howard Jones. The Trojans boast 14 inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the most of any school, including Junior Seau, Bruce Matthews, Marcus Allen, and Ron Yary.[4] Among all colleges and universities, as of 2022, USC holds the all-time record for the most quarterbacks (17) and is tied with the University of Miami for the most wide receivers (40) to go on to play in the NFL.[5]

The Trojans have 55 bowl appearances, 39 of which are among the New Year's Six Bowls. With a record of 34–21, USC has the third highest all-time post-season winning percentage of schools with 50 or more bowl appearances.[6]

The Trojans play their home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is located in Exposition Park adjacent to USC's University Park, Los Angeles campus.[7][8]