Kick Times, TV Plans Set for 5 Of USC's 2017 Football Games

    May 31, 2017

    Kickoff times and TV plans have been set for 5 of defending Rose Bowl champion USC’s 2017 football games, including the Trojans’ first 3 games of the season and road contests at Washington State and Notre Dame.

    The 125th team in USC history will open its 2017 slate with a 3-game homestand in the Coliseum. USC’s Sept. 2 season opener against Western Michigan, which won 13 games last year and played in the Cotton Bowl, will kick off at 2:15 p.m. PT and be shown live on Pac-12 Network. USC next hosts conference foe Stanford on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. PT on FOX. Then on Sept. 16, Texas will make its first Coliseum visit against the Trojans since 1967 and that game also will air at 5:30 p.m. PT on FOX.

    USC’s Sept. 29 Friday night clash at Washington State will start at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN. Troy will travel to Notre Dame on Oct. 21 for its traditional intersectional battle, kicking at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

    Start times and televising networks for USC's remaining 7 games of 2017 will be made 6-to-12 days in advance of each contest.

    The Pac-12 has television agreements with ESPN (including ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC), FOX (including FS1) and Pac-12 Network that will allow every conference football game to be shown live nationally in 2017.

    For USC football home game tickets, call 213-740-GOSC or visit Season tickets and mini-plans are available now, with single game tickets on sale in mid-July.

    USC is riding a 9-game winning streak heading into the 2017 season after going 10-3 and finishing ranked No. 3 nationally in 2016, capped by the thrilling 52-49 last-second victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Head coach Clay Helton’s 2017 Trojans return 14 starters on offense, defense and special teams, including quarterback Sam Darnold, the Rose Bowl Offensive MVP who will enter the upcoming season as a leading Heisman Trophy candidate after throwing for 3,086 yards and 31 TDs this past year, tailback Ronald Jones II (who led the Trojans in rushing in 2016 with 1,082 yards and 12 touchdowns), inside linebacker Cameron Smith (Troy’s 2016 tackle leader), 2-year starting cornerback Iman Marshall (6 career interceptions), defensive end Porter Gustin (13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 2016) and wide receiver Deontay Burnett (13 catches with 3 TDs in the Rose Bowl).




    Sept. 2 – Western Michigan – 2:15 p.m. PT (Pac-12 Network)

    Sept. 9 – Stanford – 5:30 p.m. PT (FOX)

    Sept. 16 – Texas – 5:30 p.m. PT (FOX)

    Sept. 23 – at California

    Sept. 29 (Fr.) – at Washington State – 7:30 p.m. PT (ESPN)

    Oct. 7 – Oregon State

    Oct. 14 – Utah

    Oct. 21 – at Notre Dame – 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Oct. 28 – at Arizona State

    Nov. 4 – Arizona

    Nov. 11 – at Colorado

    Nov. 18 – UCLA