We are growing closer to the 2019 College Football season and a good sign of it was shown Thursday morning. USC announced the kickoff times for the first three games of the 2019 season.
The Trojans will open the season against the Fresno State Bulldogs at the newly renovated Los Angeles Coliseum. Fans will be relieved that the game will not be in the burning sun or on the Pac-12 Network like previous years. Kickoff time is set for 7:30 PM PT on ESPN. The next week “Pac-12 After Dark” make it’s season debut at the Coliseum when USC and Stanford meet in their annual early season match up.
USC makes their first trip to Provo, Utah since 2004 when they face the BYU Cougars for a 12:30 PM PT/1:30 PM MT kickoff. The game will be televised on ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2 depending on what region you’re in. The Trojans also play two Friday night games this season. September 20th at home against the defending Pac-12 Champs in the Utah Utes at 6PM PT on FS1 and a month later on October 25th at 6PM PT with the Colorado Buffaloes in Bolder, Colorado. That game will be televised on ESPN2.
October 12th the Trojans make their way to South Bend for the annual rivalry against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Kickoff is set for 4:30 PM PT on NBC. USC will be coming off a bye week before their meeting with the Irish. Last season Notre Dame defeated the Trojans 24-17 in Los Angeles in route towards a 12-0 season. USC have not defeated the Irish in South Bend since 2011.
Kickoff times and TV networks for games against Washington and Arizona has not been determined yet. Those games will likely fall under the 7 day window.