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USC vs. Oklahoma - A matchup that needs to happen

Nothing excites college football fans more than a headlining matchup between two storied programs and it doesn’t get any better than USC vs. Oklahoma.

FedEx Orange Bowl - USC vs Oklahoma - January 4, 2005

Over the years, USC has never been shy from taking on the all of the juggernauts that college football has to offer. For example, in 2003 the Trojans traveled down South to face the reigning national champion Auburn Tigers, which ended in a 23-0 victory for USC.

In 2008 and ‘09, USC welcomed Ohio State to the Coliseum and then went to Columbus, Ohio, in a home-and-home series which the Trojans swept.

Two years ago, in what ended up being a lopsided defeat for the men of Troy, USC took on coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the season opener at AT&T Stadium.

For the second-consecutive year, USC will face Texas but it’s been awhile since the Trojans have squared off against another Big-12 powerhouse - Oklahoma.

While USC blew out the then Bob Stoops-led Sooners in the 2005 Orange Bowl, both schools haven’t faced each other in a regular season-game since 1992, per

FedEx Orange Bowl Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Although USC owns the all-time series record at 6-2-1, the Sooners would likely be the Las Vegas favorites if there were to be a scheduled matchup anytime soon. But considering the history, the national titles and the fanbases between these two schools, this is a game that needs to happen.

In a lot of ways, USC and Oklahoma are very similar. USC was founded in 1888; Oklahoma in 1890. The Trojans football program has won 11 national championships, the Sooners have seven.

In 2017, both finished the season in the Top-10 for total offense - Oklahoma was No. 1, USC finished at No. 8. There would be no shortage of fireworks, headlines and highlights in a matchup like this.

In the end, this is a matchup that college football fans love to watch and talk about. It’s a matchup that needs to happen.