The 2020 college football season is set to be anything but normal. Each of the Power-5 conferences are essentially slated to have a conference-only schedule and limit travel restrictions within their conferences.
They’re doing their best to ensure we indeed do have at least a semblance of a season and in doing so, the Pac-12 announced their revised 2020 football schedule this weekend.
You USC Trojans’ schedule is not all that different, though does change around quite a bit. Per the Pac-12 CEO Group’s release:
Following the Pac-12 CEO Group’s July 10 decision to move to a Conference-only football schedule, the Pac-12 today unveiled a 10-game Conference-only schedule (available below as well as on Pac-12.com) structured to maximize flexibility, including the following features:
Season to commence on September 26 (normally Week 4), with the flexibility if necessary to commence on a later date if the situation warrants;
Each team will play five home and five road games;
Games that are unable to be played on their scheduled date can be made up in their bye weeks or in Week 12 (December 12), with the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, now slated for December 18 or 19; and
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, will be held in a home-hosted model for 2020, with the Pac-12 and partners Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and MGM Resorts International agreeing to commence hosting of the Championship Game at Allegiant Stadium in 2021 for its two-year run in Las Vegas in order to ensure a successful launch of the inaugural event.
So, let’s get to it. Here’s USC’s schedule for 2020, starting on September 26 and all times to be determined:
Week 1, September 26, 2020 — @ UCLA Bruins
Week 2, October 3, 2020 — vs California Golden Bears
Week 3, October 10, 2020 — @ Stanford Cardinal
Week 4, October 17, 2020 — vs Colorado Buffaloes
Week 5, October 24, 2020 — @ Arizona Wildcats
Week 7, November 7, 2020 — vs Washington State Cougars
Week 8, November 14, 2020 — @ Oregon Ducks
Week 9, November 21, 2020 — vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Week 10, November 28, 2020 — @ Utah Utes
Week 11, December 5, 2020 — vs Washington Huskies
So, what do you think? How many wins in that stretch?