"The 2016 Cowboys Classic not only brings together two of college football's most tradition-laden and successful programs, but teams that in 1970 played a significant role in shaping the history of the game."At USC, we have always tried to schedule as many outstanding non-conference opponents as possible because we believe that should be part of the experience our players get when they come here.USC's most recent game against an SEC opponent was a 50-14 road win at Arkansas in 2006.
Information on ticket sales, kickoff time and televising network for the 2016 Cowboys Classic will be announced at a later date.
The Trojans' originally-scheduled game on that Saturday date, at home against New Mexico, has been moved to Sept. "We are excited to participate in a game that is such an attractive matchup for the nation's fans," said new USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
USC's last visit to the Dallas area was for the 1995 Cotton Bowl (following the 1994 season), a 55-14 win over Texas Tech.
USC has a 9-4 record in games it has played in the state of Texas, falling to Georgia Tech in its last visit to the state in the 2012 Sun Bowl, 21-7.
July 16, 2014 The USC football team will open its 2016 season on Sept.