The PAC-12 released its in-conference schedule Wednesday afternoon.
OFFICIAL: The 2017 USC football schedule!— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 18, 2017
The Trojans will play 12 consecutive weeks without a bye for the first time since 1995. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/Vp11AnEuLF
As you can see USC will have the usual PAC-12 South teams along with Stanford and Cal. They also face Oregon State at home and travel to Washington State for a Friday night game.
For those who dread the Thursday night games, you'll be relieved to hear that the Trojans don't play a Thursday night game this season. The schedule also appears to be evenly balanced on paper. The schedule doesn't appear to be that daunting for the Trojans.
Now for the negative part of the schedule. As shown, USC will play 12 straight weeks with no bye. The only time a bye will come for SC, is if they make the PAC-12 Championship game. Last time USC played for 12 straight weeks was in 1995 where the Trojans went 9-2-1 and won the Rose Bowl.
2017 USC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 2 – Western Michigan
Sept. 9 – Stanford
Sept. 16 – Texas
Sept. 23 – at California
Sept. 29 (Fr.) – at Washington State
Oct. 7 – Oregon State
Oct. 14 – Utah
Oct. 21 – at Notre Dame
Oct. 28 – at Arizona State
Nov. 4 – Arizona
Nov. 11 – at Colorado
Nov. 18 – UCLA