|1949 USC Trojans football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1949 record||5–3–1 (4–2 PCC)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|1949 Pacific Coast Conference football standings|
|No. 3 California $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1949 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1949 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Jeff Cravath, the Trojans compiled a 5–3–1 record (4–2 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 214 to 170.
|September 24||Navy*||W 42–20||62,787|
|October 1||Washington State||W 35–7||36,243|
|October 8||No. 11 Ohio State*||No. 8||T 13–13||62,877|
|October 15||at No. 9 California||No. 12||L 10–16||81,500|
|October 22||Oregon||No. 19||W 40–13||47,098|
|October 29||at Washington||No. 15||W 40–28||33,205|
|November 5||Stanford||No. 12||L 13–34||70,041|
|November 19||UCLA||W 21–7||75,026|
|November 26||at No. 1 Notre Dame*||No. 17||L 0–32||57,214|
- Head coach: Jeff Cravath
- Assistant coaches: Roy "Bullet" Baker (backfield coach), Ray George (line coach), Sam Barry (head scout), Bill Fisk (end coach), Walt Hargesheimer (backfield coach), Harry Smith (freshman coach)
- HB #16 Frank Gifford, So.
- "Southern California Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), p. 233.
- 1950 El Rodeo (USC yearbook), pages 234-235.