1984 USC Trojans football
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 coach
Offensive coordinatorNorv Turner (1st season)
CaptainNeil Hope
Ken Ruettgers
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 Conference 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

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]

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]

Schedule

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.Arizonadagger
  • 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
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Roster

1984 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Tim Green Sr
OL John Guerrero Fr
OT 77 Ken Ruettgers Sr
QB 7 Sean Salisbury Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 80 Duane Bickett Sr
LB 52 Jack Del Rio Sr
S 6 Tim McDonald So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 5 Steve Jordan Sr
P Troy Richardson
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Rankings

Further information: 1984 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR 20 17 15 NR NR NR 20 18 14 7 14 20 18 10 
Coaches NR NR 18 16 14 NR NR NR 19 16 12 7 13 т 17 14 9

Game summaries

LSU

See also: 1984 LSU Tigers football team

Washington

1 234Total
No. 1 Huskies 0 700 7
No. 14 Trojans 3 3010 16

See also: 1984 Washington Huskies football team

[3][4]

vs. Ohio State (Rose Bowl)

Rose Bowl
1 234Total
No. 6 Buckeyes 3 338 17
No. 18 Trojans 10 730 20

Main article: 1985 Rose Bowl

See also: 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

References

  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.
  3. ^ "USC Upsets Washington". The Washington Post. November 11, 1984. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hats Off To The Trojans". Sports Illustrated. November 19, 1984. Retrieved November 3, 2019.