The 2016 football schedule for the USC Trojans has been released and it looks to be one of the most difficult in the country. The Trojans will face 11 teams that qualified for a bowl this season. On September third USC kicks off the season in Arlington Texas against back to back playoff contenders the Alabama Crimson Tide followed by their home opener on the 10th against Utah State. The Trojans then close out the month of September with a road trip to the Farm to play the Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinal followed by a road game against Utah on Friday the 23rd.
USC gets a bit of a "breather" (by Pac-12 standards anyway) in October with games against Arizona State followed by Colorado both in the Coliseum. The Trojans are back on the road against Arizona on October 15th followed by a week off and then a weeknight game at home against Cal on October 27th.
The month of November, however, promises to be brutal. USC starts the month off hosting Oregon on November 5th followed by a road game against Washington on the 12th. Finally, USC finishes off the season with back to back rivalry contests at UCLA on the 19th and hosting Notre Dame in the Coliseum on the 26th. In 2015 the Trojans lost three of their four November opponents next year.
Kickoff times and television stations will be announced later. For now, the Trojans will be facing a potentially brutal schedule with a relatively inexperienced head coach and a new quarterback.
Full Schedule is below:
2016 USC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 3 - vs. Alabama Crimson Tide at Arlington, Texas
Sept. 10 - Utah State Aggies
Sept. 17 - at Stanford Cardinal
Sept. 23 - at Utah Utes - Friday Night.
Oct. 1 - Arizona State Sun Devils
Oct. 8 - Colorado Buffaloes
Oct. 15 - at Arizona Wildcats
Oct. 27 - California Golden Bears - Thursday Night.
Nov. 5 - Oregon Ducks
Nov. 12 - at Washington Huskies
Nov. 19 - at UCLA Bruins
Nov. 26 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish
You can get USC Football season tickets at USCTrojans.com
You can check out the full Pac-12 Conference schedule at Pac-12.com
Hold on tight, 2016 could be a wild season.