1986 USC Trojans football team

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1986 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1986 record7–5 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachTed Tollner (4th season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth and final year under head coach Ted Tollner, the Trojans compiled a 7–5 record (5–3 against conference opponents), finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 264 to 239.[1]

Quarterback Rodney Peete led the team in passing, completing 160 of 305 passes for 2,138 yards with 10 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Ryan Knight led the team in rushing with 148 carries for 536 yards and seven touchdowns. Ken Henry led the team in receiving yards with 43 catches for 807 yards and seven touchdowns.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 134:00 p.m.Illinois*WTBSW 31–1651,496
September 2012:30 p.m.at No. 9 Baylor*ABCW 17–1435,000
September 274:00 p.m.No. 6 WashingtonNo. 12
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
WTBSW 20–1058,023
October 46:30 p.m.OregonNo. 9
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 35–2151,340
October 111:00 p.m.at Washington StateNo. 9L 14–3426,000
October 181:30 p.m.No. 10 Arizona StatedaggerNo. 15
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 20–2965,874
October 2512:30 p.m.at No. 19 StanfordCBSW 10–073,500
November 15:30 p.m.at No. 14 ArizonaNo. 18PSNW 20–1355,046
November 154:00 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 13
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
WTBSW 28–348,019
November 223:00 p.m.at No. 18 UCLANo. 10PSNL 25–4598,370
November 2912:30 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 17
CBSL 37–3870,614
January 1, 19879:00 a.m.vs. No. 10 Auburn*ABCL 7–1651,113
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Roster[edit]

1986 USC Trojans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG 79 Jeff Bregel (C) Sr
  Ken Henry
RB Ryan Knight
QB 16 Rodney Peete So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 6 Tim McDonald (C) Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK Don Shafer
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1986 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.