2012 USC Football Schedule Released
USC now knows the road it will have to travel en route to a potential conference championship and first bowl game in three years.
In their first year free of an NCAA postseason ban, the Trojans will host Hawaii, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona State and Notre Dame, and make road trips to Syracuse, Stanford, Utah, Washington, Arizona and UCLA.
The 2012 season opener will be at the Coliseum against Hawaii, coached by former USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Next is a trip to the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., just outside of New York City. There the Trojans will take on the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
The ever-popular Weekend will take place in Palo Alto on Sept. 15, just the thrid week of the season. The Trojans have struggled in their conference road openers of late, having fallen in three of the past four years
The Pac-12 conference home opener for the Trojans will be the following weekend against Cal. This will be followed by the Trojans only bye week of the season before a Thursday night matchup in Utah.
Over the next three weeks the Trojans travel to Washington, host Colorado, and make their final road trip of the season to Arizona.
The Trojans will not have to leave Los Angeles for the rest of the season. On Nov. 3, the Rose Bowl champion Oregon Ducks come to the Coliseum. It's likely that the right to host the Pac-12 conference championship game will be on the line, and the Ducks will have revenge on their minds following USC's 38-35 upset victory in Eugene this past season.
Next weekend it will be USC with revenge on their minds as they host Arizona State. The Trojans will try to erase the memories of an embarrasing loss to the Sun Devils in Tempe last season.
The Trojans will play their two biggest rivals in the final two weeks of the season. First, it's a "road" game in the Rose Bowl. USC will travel across town to Pasadena to take on UCLA.
The regular season wraps up Thanksgiving weekend against Notre Dame.
Here is the full schedule. Times and Television will be announced later.
Sept. 1 - Hawaii
Sept. 8 - at Syracuse (East Rutherford, N.J.)
Sept. 15 - at Stanford
Sept. 22 - California
Oct. 4 (Th.) - at Utah
Oct. 13 - at Washington
Oct. 20 - Colorado
Oct. 27 - at Arizona
Nov. 3 - Oregon
Nov. 10 - Arizona State
Nov. 17 - at UCLA
Nov. 24 - Notre Dame