Miracle Moments in USC Trojans Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records

Miracle Moments in USC Trojans Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records

by Dan Weber
Miracle Moments in USC Trojans Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records

Miracle Moments in USC Trojans Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records

by Dan Weber


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The USC Trojans football program has been one of the winningest and most recognizable college football teams to ever play the sport.

There have been numerous moments in the history of the Trojans that have proven miraculous, from recruiting day to the gridiron and from the regular season to bowl games. In Miracle Moments in USC Trojans Football History, Dan Weber details the team’s greatest achievements, from their first BCS national championship victory of many in 1928 over the favored Stanford team, to its notable rivalries with Notre Dame and crosstown enemy UCLA, USC’s role in breaking the color barrier in college football, its legendary 1972 championship team, the famous O.J. Simpson 64-yard game-winning run over the top-ranked UCLA Bruins, the arrival of head coach Pete Carroll, the famous Bush Push, Jake Olson’s historic snap in 2017, and much more.

In doing so, Weber highlights the key players and coaches and reveals the high level of excitement that comes with being a USC Trojans fan. Complete with full-color photos, this book makes the perfect gift for young and old fans of the USC Trojans football team alike!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683582465
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Miracle Moments
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,079,651
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dan Weber is a former high school football and baseball coach, social studies and English teacher-turned college sports administrator at Northern Kentucky and Xavier Universities before he began a career as a sports writer/editor in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, and the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area specializing in college sports. As a sports marketer, he developed the first ever Traveling College Football Hall of Fame for a seventeen-state national tour, then covered both UCLA and USC as a sports editor, columnist, and beat writer in Southern California. He now focuses on USC for USCFootball.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 8 That day C.R. Roberts integrated Texas-and Southwest Conierence-football 31

Chapter 9 John McKay somehow survives first two years, wins it all in Year Three 35

Chapter 10 "Greatest game ever played" comes down to one play 41

Chapter 11 Sam "Ram" scores for and against Alabama and the Bear 47

Chapter 12 Greatest ever? 1972 Trojans will be in that discussion 53

Chapter 13 "The Comeback" … Nothing like it ever- before or since 57

Chapter 14 A Trojans connection comes back to bite the Buckeyes 63

Chapter 15 When a win is forgotten and a national title is split 69

Chapter 16 Marcus Allen: from fullback to tailback to "magnificent" 75

Chapter 17 Carson Palmer announces Carroll Era arrival against the Irish 79

Chapter 18 Trojans" move back to the top starts again at the other Alabama school 85

Chapter 19 USC makes it official with under-the-radar Rose Bowl win 89

Chapter 20 Not good enough: Aaron Rodgers is almost perfect, but… 95

Chapter 21 Sooners had no idea, Trojans had no regrets 101

Chapter 22 The beat goes on, the offense drops 70 on Arkansas 107

Chapter 23 The Bush Push… Did that really happen? 111

Chapter 24 Reggie wins his Heisman… and does so against Fresno State 117

Chapter 25 Afraid of the big, bad Horseshoe? Not these Trojans 121

Chapter 26 Did that man in the cardinal-and-white ski outfit just walk away from Eugene a winner? 127

Chapter 27 Coach O's dozen defenders do Stanford in, rock the Coliseum 131

Chapter 28 A Rose Bowl for the ages as Sam steps up 135

Chapter 29 Jake Olson, miracle Trojan 139

Chapter 30 At long last, Pac-12 title comes to Troy 145

Epilogue 149

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