|1965 USC Trojans football|
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|1965 record||7–2–1 (4–1 AAWU)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 97,500, grass)|
|1965 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings|
|No. 4 UCLA $||4||–||0||–||0||8||–||2||–||1|
|No. 10 USC||4||–||1||–||0||7||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1965 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–2–1 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 92. The team was ranked #10 in the final AP Poll and #9 in the final Coaches Poll.
Quarterback Troy Winslow led the team in passing, completing 78 of 128 passes for 1,019 yards with 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Mike Garrett won the Heisman Trophy and led the team in rushing with 267 carries for 1,440 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dave Moton led the team in receiving with 29 catches for 493 yards and five touchdowns.
|September 17||Minnesota*||No. 7||T 20–20||58,497|
|September 25||at Wisconsin*||W 26–6||52,706|
|October 2||Oregon State||W 26–12||52,100|
|October 9||at Washington||No. 8||W 34–0||57,533|
|October 16||Stanford||No. 6||W 14–0||61,618|
|October 23||at No. 7 Notre Dame*||No. 4||L 7–28||59,235|
|November 6||at California||No. 6||W 35–0||52,000|
|November 13||Pittsburgh*||No. 6||W 28–0||40,339|
|November 20||No. 7 UCLA||No. 6||L 16–20||94,085|
|November 27||Wyoming*||No. 8||W 56–6||39,233|
- Mike Garrett 40 rushes, 210 yards 
- Receiving: David Moton 5 receptions, 181 yards, 3 TD
1965 team players in the NFL
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Rod Sherman||Halfback||4||54||Baltimore Colts|
|Jeff Smith||Defensive End||10||151||New York Giants|
|Ed King||Linebacker||13||198||Green Bay Packers|
|Bob Miller||Tackle||14||211||Detroit Lions|
|Dave Moton||End||19||288||Green Bay Packers|
Awards and honors
- "Southern California Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "1965 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
- 2020 USC Media Guide Supplement
- 2012 USC football media supplement.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)