USC TROJAN FOOTBALL PERFECT DAY CLUB

People ask me all the time where they can get information about the PERFECT DAY CLUB.  What is it?  How do we join?  When did it start?  When do we meet?

We started it, for real, when I was sports director and chief bottle washer at KSCR, USC's campus radio station, during my tenure there in the late 70's.  It took wing, of course, in the house of my stats guy Mark Hoppe, as we grew up two houses apart and wished and hoped for days like this above all else.  Then it became a pop culture phenomenon (well, I can dream, can't I?) when I started as SC radio guy in 1989.  Mark Helmer, our scoreboard guy brings the brownies, I usually buy the sparkling cider, although last time out our great sponsor and friend Gary Sommes of Smart and Final donated it.  Sometimes someone brings a really nice bottle of champagne, and we just drink it right there before we go on the air.  Anyway, give or take some other stats that I could add to it, here you go.  Enjoy!! Fight On!

- Pete Arbogast

 

 

USC TROJAN FOOTBALL PERFECT DAY CLUB

 

A "Perfect Day", as any good Trojan will tell you, is when the Trojans win while UCLA and Notre Dame suffer losses at the same time.  When this happens, the impromptu gathering of the PERFECT DAY CLUB comes to order in the following fashion:  1 ½ hours prior to kickoff of the next home game, or, if on the final home game of the season at hand 1:15 minutes following the final "gun" that day, the meeting commences at or near the "naked statues" in front of the Coliseum.  The teams in question are toasted by all-comers with sparkling cider served in small cups, and, if lucky, a donation of Little Debbie Chocolate Brownies.  You may, of course, provide your own beverage and treat.  There is neither membership fee nor other pre-requisites to join.  Those considering themselves true members must never speak the words "PERFECT DAY" out loud during the day while any of said games are still in progress

 

Here is a comprehensive look at the history of PERFECT DAYS in Trojan history:

 

DATE         USC                               UCLA                                      ND

O8-1921      W H CAL TECH 70-0    L H REDLANDS 7-35              L H IOWA 7-10

N21-1931     W @ ND 16-14             L H OREGON 6-13                  L H USC 14-16

O28-1933    W @ CAL 6-3                L H OREGON 0-7                    L H PITT 0-14

N25-1933     W @ ND 19-0               L H ST. MARY’S 14-22           L H USC 0-19

N27-1943     W H UCLA 26-13         L @ USC 13-26                      L @ GT. LAKES 14-19

N4-1944      W H S.D. NAVY 28-21   L @ MARCH FIELD 13-35      L @ NAVY 13-32

D1-1945      W H UCLA 26-15         L @ USC 15-26                      L @ GT. LAKES 7-39

O13-1951    W H ORE. ST. 16-14      L @ STANFORD 7-21             L H SMU 20-27

N24-1956     W @ UCLA 10-7          L H USC 7-10                         L @ IOWA 8-48

O25-1958    W @ WSU 14-6             L H STANFORD 19-21            L H PURDUE 22-28

N8-1958      W H WASH 21-6            L @ CAL 17-20                        L @ PITT 26-29

O15-1960    W H CAL 27-10             L @ WASHINGTON 8-10       L H MICH. ST. 0-21

N19-1960     W @ UCLA 17-6          L H USC 6-17                         L H IOWA 0-28

020-1962    W H CAL 32-6               L @ PITT 6-8                          L H MICH. ST. 7-31

027-1962    W @ ILL 28-16              L H STANFORD 7-17              L @ NWSTRN. 6-35

N9-1963      W H STANF 25-11         L @ AIR FORCE 21-48           L H PITT 7-27

023-1971     W @ ND 28-14             L H CAL 24-31                        L H USC 14-28

O4-1975      W @ IOWA 27-16          L H OHIO ST. 20-41                L H MICH. ST. 3-10

S23-1978     W @ BAMA 24-14         L @ KANSAS 24-28                L H MICHIGAN 14-28

S26-1981     W H OKLA 28-24           L @ IOWA 7-20                       L @ PURDUE 14-15

N21-1981     W H UCLA 22-21         L @ USC 21-22                      L @ PENN ST. 21-24

O6-1984      W @ WSU 29-27            L H STANFORD 21-23            L H MIA (FLA) 1`3-34

N23-1985     W H UCLA 17-13         L @ USC 13-17                      L H LSU 7-10

O4-1986      W H ORE 35-21             L H ASU 9-16                          L @ ALABAMA 10-28

N21-1987     W H UCLA 17-13         L @ USC 13-17                      L @ PENN ST. 20-21

O6-1990      W H WSU 30-17            L H ARIZONA 21-28               L H STANFORD 31-36

N17-1990     W @ UCLA 45-42        L H USC 42-45                       L H PENN ST. 21-24

S14-1991     W H PENN ST. 21-20     L @ TENNESSEE 16-30          L @ MICHIGAN 14-24

O8-1994     W @ ORE. ST. 27-19     L @ CAL 7-26                         L @ B.C. 11-30

O15-1991   W @ STANF 27-20        L H ORE. ST. 14-23                 L H BYU 14-21

N20-1999     W H UCLA 17-7           L @ USC 7-17                        L H B.C. 29-31

S23-2000     W H S.J. ST. 34-24         L @ OREGON 10-29               L @ MICH ST. 21-27

O27-2001   W @ ARIZ. 41-34          L @ STANFORD 28-38           L @ B.C. 17-21

N3-2001     W H ORE.ST. 16-13(O) L @ WSU 14-20                       L H TENN. 18-28

N1-2003      W H WASH. ST. 43-16            L @ STANF. 14-21        L H FLA. ST. 0-37

O23-2004    W H WASH. 38-0                    L @ ARIZ. ST. 42-45     L H B.C. 23-34

 

TIMES IT HAPPENED

WITH USC AT HOME            21

WITH USC AWAY                 15

WITH UCLA AT HOME         15

WITH UCLA AWAY               21

WITH ND AT HOME              22

WITH ND AWAY                    14

 

COMBINATIONS

USC AWAY, UCLA HOME, ND HOME                        10

USC HOME, UCLA AWAY, ND AWAY                       9

USC HOME, UCLA AWAY, ND HOME                        9

USC HOME, UCLA HOME, ND HOME                        2

USC AWAY, UCLA AWAY, ND AWAY                       2

USC AWAY, UCLA HOME, ND AWAY                       2

USC HOME, UCLA HOME, ND AWAY                        1

USC AWAY, UCLA AWAY, ND HOME                       1

 

TOTALS

#                                    SEPT         OCT           NOV           DEC

36                                   4                 16                15                1

INDEP-24                       4                 15                5                 0

SC DEF ND                   0                 1                 2                 0

SC DEF. UCLA-9           0                 0                 8                 1

 

OTHER TEAMS AND WHERE THEY WERE WHEN THEY WERE INVOLVED

TEAM                 HOME                 AWAY                 TOTAL

STANFORD         4                           5                           9

CAL                     3                           3                           6

IOWA                   3                           2                           5

WASH. ST.          3                           2                           5

OREGON             1                           3                           4

ORE. ST.              1                           3                           4

MICH. ST.            1                           3                           4

PENN ST.             2                           2                           4

BOST. COLL.      2                           2                           4

PITT                     2                           2                           4

WASHINGTON   1                           2                           3

GREAT LAKES   2                           0                           2

PURDUE              1                           1                           2

ALABAMA           2                           0                           2

MICHIGAN          1                           1                           2

ARIZ. ST.             1                           1                           2

ARIZONA            1                           1                           2

TENN.                  1                           1                           1

OKLAHOMA       0                           1                           1

MIA (FLA)           0                           1                           1

LSU                      0                           1                           1

KANSAS              1                           0                           1

SAN JOSE ST.     0                           1                           1

FLA. ST.              0                           1                           1

ILLINOIS             1                           0                           1

NRWSTRN.         1                           0                           1

AIR FORCE         1                           0                           1

OHIO ST.             0                           1                           1

BYU                     0                           1                           1

SD NAVY             0                           1                           1

MARCH FIELD    1                           0                           1

NAVY                  1                           0                           1

SMU                     0                           1                           1

CAL TECH           0                           1                           1

REDLANDS         0                           1                           1

ST. MARY’S        0                           1                           1

 

 

DATES BY MONTH

MONTH              DATES

SEPTEMBER       14, 23-23, 26

OCTOBER           4-4, 6-6, 8-8, 13, 15-15, 20, 23-23, 25, 27-27, 28

NOVEMBER        1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 17, 19, 20, 21-21, 23, 24, 25, 27

DECEMBER         1

 

MULTIPLE TIMES ON THE SAME DATE

DATE                  YEARS

SEPT. 23              1978, 2000

OCTOBER 4        1975, 2986

OCTOBER 6        1984, 1990

OCTOBER 8        1921, 1994

OCTOBER 15      1960, 1994

OCTOBER 23      1971, 2004

OCTOBER 27      1962, 2001

NOV. 21              1931, 1981, 1987

 

BY DECADE

DECADE             #        MULTIPLE TIMES IN ONEYEAR

1920’S                  1

1930’S                  3        1933/2

1940’S                  3

1950’S                  4        1958/2

1960’S                  5        1960 & 1962/2

1970’S                  3

1980’S                  6        1981 & 1982/2

1990’S                  6        1990 & 1994/2

2000’S                  4

 

BACK TO BACK YEARS

1943-1944-1945

1962-1963

1984-85-86-87

1990-91

1999-2000-2001

2003-2004

 

 

 

BACK TO BACK WEEKENDS

OCTOBER 20 & 27, 1962

OCTOBER 8 & 15, 1994

OCTOBER 26 & NOVEMBER 3, 2001

 

LONGEST STRETCHES WITHOUT

10 YEARS, 1 MONTH, 11 DAYS=OCTOBER 9, 1921 TO NOVEMBER 20, 1931

10 YEARS=NOVEMBER 26 1933 TO NOVEMBER 26 1943

7 YEARS, 10 MONTHS, 12 DAYS=NOVEMBER 10, 1963 TO OCTOBER 22, 1971

5 YEARS, 10 MONTHS, 10 DAYS=DECEMBER 2, 1945 TO OCTOBER 12, 1951.

5 YEARS 1 MONTH, 10 DAYS=OCTOBER 14, 1951 TO NOVEMBER 23, 1956

5 YEARS, ONE MONTH, THREE DAYS=OCTOBER 16, 1994 TO NOVEMBER 19, 1999

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

DATE         USC                               UCLA                                      ND

2006

S2               @ ARK                          H UTAH                                  H GA. TECH

S23             @ ARIZ                         @ WASH                                 @ MICH ST.

S30             @ WSU                          H STANF                                H PURDUE

O7               H WASH                        H ARIZ                                    H STANF

028              @ ORE. ST.                   H WASU                                 @ NAVY

N4               @ STANF                      @ CAL                                    H N.C.

N 11            H ORE                           H ORE. ST.                             @ A.F.

N18             H CAL                           @ ASU                                    H ARMY

 

2007

S1               H IDAHO                       @ STANF                                @ GA. TECH

S15             @ NEB                           @ UTAH                                 @ MICH

S22             H WSU                          H WASH                                 H MICH. ST.

S29             @ WASH                       @ ORE. ST.                             @ PURDUE

020              @ ND                            H CAL                                     H USC

N3               H ORE. ST.                    @ ARIZ.                                  H NAVY

N10             @ CAL                           H ARIZ ST.                             H A.F.

N17             @ ASU                           H ORE                                     H DUKE

N24             H UCLA                        @ USC                                    @ STANFORD

 

MORE FUTURE SCHEDULES

 

2008

S6               TBA                               H TENN                                   H SAN DIEGO ST.

S13             H OHIO ST.                   @ BYU                                    H MICH

S27             @ ORE. ST.                   @ ARIZ                                   H PURDUE

O18             @ WSU                          H STANF                                @ N.C.

025              @ ARIZ                         @ CAL                                    H WASH

N8               H CAL                           H ORE. ST.                             @ B.C.

N15             @ STANF                      @ ORE                                    @ NAVY

N22             H ORE                           @ ASU                                    H SYRACUSE

 

2009

S5               H S.J.ST.                        @ SAN DEIGO ST.                 H NEVADA

S12             @ OHIO ST.                  @ TENN                                  @ MICH

S19             @ WASH                       TBA                                         H MICH ST.

S26             H WSU                          H CAL                                     @ PURDUE

O17             @ ND                            H WASH                                 H USC

N28             H UCLA                        @ USC                                    @ STANFORD

 

2010

S4               @ HAWAII                    @ KS. ST.                               H PURDUE

 

WEEKENDS NOT LISTED DUE TO ONE OR ANOTHER TEAM NOT PLAYNG THAT WEEK.  SCHEDULES FOR UCLA INCOMPLETE FOR 2009, ONLY ONE WEEK KNOWN FOR ALL THREE SCHOOLS FOR 2010 AT THIS TIME.

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS.