USC To Play Texas In Football In 2017, 2018

    Aug. 26, 2010

    USC and Texas will play a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2018, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced today (Aug. 26).

    USC also completed its 2013 schedule with the addition of a home game against Utah State on Sept. 21.

    "USC versus Texas is a classic match-up and I'm sure fans from both schools, as well as all college football fans, will look forward to these games with much anticipation," said Haden. "It's been a long time since USC has played Texas in the regular season, and of course we all remember how exciting the recent bowl game meeting was between the teams.

    "We're also glad to be able to fill out our 2013 schedule by adding Utah State as a seventh home game that year."

    USC will host the Longhorns in the Coliseum on Sept. 16, 2017, then the Trojans will play in Austin on Sept. 15, 2018.

    The Trojans hold a 4-1 lead in the series with Texas, with wins in 1955 (19-7) and 1967 (17-13) in the Coliseum and in 1956 (44-20) and 1966 (10-6) in Austin.

    USC and Texas last met in the 2006 BCS Championship Game in the Rose Bowl (following the 2005 season), a dramatic 41-38 Longhorns victory in the final seconds that denied the Trojans a third consecutive national championship.

    Troy is 4-0 all-time against Utah State, with home victories in 1928 (40-12), 1930 (65-0), 1984 (42-7) and 1989 (66-10).

    Besides its annual series with Notre Dame, USC's other non-conference opponents through 2018 include Boston College, Minnesota, Syracuse, Virginia and Hawaii.