Here is Charles White scoring the phantom touchdown in the 1979 Rose Bowl. USC won, 17-10. USC’s defense tackles Ohio State tailback Keith Byars in the 1985 Rose Bowl. USC won, 20-17. USC vs. Penn State in the 2009 Rose Bowl. USC won, 31-7. Fullback Ralph Kurek (34) scores Wisconsin’s first TD in 1963 Rose Bowl. USC quarterback Pete Beathard (12) (playing both ways) and … Continue reading USC Rose Bowl Flashbacks
Happy 2019! And let’s celebrate with a picture of the USC band (in classic regalia) from the 1975 Rose Parade. This was the day USC defeated Ohio State, 18-17, in the Rose Bowl on a two-point pass from Pat Haden to Shelton Diggs. The Trojans finished No. 1 in the UPI poll with 27 of 34 first-place votes. Continue reading Happy New Year!
In my annual Christmas tradition, here is my all-time favorite USC picture. Hollywood screen legend Greta Garbo was sent to USC in 1926 to pose for some publicity photos with the track team. Garbo initially refused until MGM deducted $25 from her salary, which convinced her to head to campus and don a USC track singlet. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Here are USC players lined up for ABC-TV before playing No. 1-ranked Iowa at the Coliseum in 1961. USC fell behind 21-0 and trailed 35-20 with less than five minutes remaining. USC trailed 35-28 when quarterback Bill Nelsen threw a 5-yard TD pass to wide receiver Hal Bedsole with 48 seconds remaining. The pair connected on a 71-yard TD pass and 2-point conversion to make … Continue reading USC Picture Of The Day
In another appreciation of former USC tailback Willie Brown, here he is playing against Iowa in 1962. Continue reading USC Picture Of The Day
Here’s a beautiful color photo of the 1974 USC-Pittsburgh game. It features Pitt’s Tony Dorsett, one of the greatest tailbacks in football history. The USC players are nose guard Larry Nunnally (93), linebacker Mario Celotto and either defensive tackle Art Riley (70) or defensive tackle Gary Jeter (79). The Trojans were ranked No. 18. Pitt was No. 8. USC won, 16-7, even though QB Pat Haden … Continue reading USC Picture Of The Day