Today's Tidbit... When USC Used Their Heads And Lost ($)
You can't believe everything you read, but some stories are appealing enough that you want to accept them, even if you can't confirm them. Here's one of them.
I came across this one when reading the Sylvania TV Home Viewers' Official 1954 Football Guide, which had an article covering "hard to believe" events in football's past. I confirmed most of the story with period newspaper articles; if this tale is not entirely true, it is close to being so.
The story concerns the 1926 USC Trojans, who finished 8-2 under Howard Jones, outscoring their opponents 317-52. The Trojans breezed through their first five games, easily defeating Whittier, Santa Clara, Washington State, Occidental, and Cal, before facing a 6-0 Stanford team in the Coliseum.