USC Thanksgiving Game Of Night

Here are pictures of the 1938 USC-UCLA game, which was played on Thanksgiving before 65,000 at the Coliseum.

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  • steveg

    Ever wonder if these guys got concussions like players do now? Maybe there is something to be said for leather helmets with no face mask. Makes you be more careful for one thing.

    • trojan_1972

      A number of years ago, a study indicated that the leather helmets were in many ways as protective as the new ones. More recent study indicates new helmets are much more protective, not surprisingly.

      • Pudly76

        Without a mask, I’m betting collisions weren’t nearly as violent, would think you’d think twice about where you stuck your head.

        • gotroy22

          Like when you were a kid playing backyard football, when you tackled you wrapped up the opponent , you didn’t lead with your head and spear people.

          • Pudly76

            That’s what I was remembering.
            BTW, Miami losing.

          • gotroy22

            Shocker!

          • Pudly76

            Not in college football. This is only the start, and Pitt is not even bowl eligible.

  • schammer47

    SMU spoils #2 Arizona’s Thanksgiving 66-60. The Trojans play SMU (5-1) at home Sat Dec 2, 7:00 pm. #16 Texas A&M (4-0) plays the Trojans on Sun Nov 26, at the Galen Center, 7:00 pm. Texas A&M has already crushed # 11 West Virginia. Two consecutive Big Time Home Games. Trojan wins could push us into the Top 5, if not higher. FIGHT ON, TROJAN HOOPS !!!

    • Sas

      Yep!
      My son keeps asking me to take him to the Galen Center to see a game and I haven’t been more excited about our team since the 2001 team so we’re gonna see these guys play. I hope Melton comes back soon. He’s a tough defender and is solid offensively. We have a squad with the potential to go far.

      • gotroy22

        You weren’t excited in 2009?

    • LamontRaymond

      For the first time in years, seems SC will be able to compete with these top teams.

      • Pudly76

        Should be fun to watch!

    • Pasadena Trojan

      I believe USC is on the road for smu

  • trojan_1972

    The bRuin at the very top of the first picture could almost pass for Curly in the Three Stooges football short.

    Trojans 42, Bruins 7. Some things never change.

    • peter

      Exactly my thoughts. I keep searching for Larry and Moe in picture.

    • Lynn Langer

      I thought that immediately as well, no doubt the ruins inspired the Three Stooges football spoof

      • Pudly76

        Still do.

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Don’t insult Curly by comparing him to an ugly ruin

      • trojan_1972

        My favorite Stooge – never the same after he left.

  • JBKayak

    Biggie #8 was going for the big espn highlight hit instead of wrapping up again.