The USC Trojans have added future non-conference football games against Utah State, Western Michigan, and UNLV, the school announced today.
USC will host the Utah State Aggies at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 10, 2016. The two schools have met five times previously with the Trojans holding a 5-0 advantage in the series.
The Trojans will play host to the Western Michigan Broncos to open the 2017 season on Sept. 2. The two schools have never met on the gridiron, and it will also mark USC’s first game against an opponent from the MAC.
The third and final game announced today is a matchup with the UNLV Rebels in Los Angeles on Aug. 31, 2019. USC and UNLV’s first and only meeting came back in 1997 and the Trojans came away with a 35-21 victory.
The addition of the three games today tentatively completes USC’s non-conference schedules for 2016, 2017, and 2019.
USC opens the 2016 season against Alabama in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3 and later hosts Notre Dame on Nov. 26 to close the regular season.
After opening against WMU in 2017, USC hosts Texas on Sept. 16 and also travels to Notre Dame on a date to be announced. The 2019 schedule also features a trip to Notre Dame (date TBA, a visit to BYU on Sept. 14, and the season-opener vs. UNLV.