Believe it or not, USC’s 50-0 obliteration of the 2011 UCLA Bruins isn’t the most dominant victory over a local rival. Rather, it’s an 80-0 drubbing over Pomona College at the hands of the 1925 Trojans.
It’s not only the biggest margin of victory in school history, but the most points ever scored.
For the sake of identifying unbreakable USC football records, as unlikely as it is to score 80 points, it’s ever harder to ever see Troy winning by more points in the future. At least not without games against FCS opponents or Rutgers on the schedule.
The big score wasn’t that rare for the Trojans, who have eclipsed the 70-point mark on 10 different occasions. Most came against inferior SoCal teams during the Howard Jones era, including 78-6 and 70-0 wins over Cal Tech, along with the infamous 76-0 massacre of UCLA in 1929.
USC also scored a trio of romps over Whittier College, beating them 75-0 in 1905, before back-to-back 74-0 victories in 1924 and 1925. That 1905 game could’ve been worse. Due to the known mismatch, the game featured only 15-minute halves.
More recently, Pete Carroll’s Trojans dropped 70 on Arkansas in 2005, before earning a nice 69-0 shellacking of Washington State in 2008.