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USC football: Trojans will play home-and-home series with Texas

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced that USC would play a home-and-home series with Texas in 2017 and 2018 and also play Utah State in 2013.

The Trojans last played Texas in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl. The Longhorns won, 41-38, behind quarterback Vince Young, ending USC's 34-game winning streak and denying the Trojans a third consecutive national title.

"USC versus Texas is a classic match-up, and I’m sure fans from both schools, as well as all college football fans, will look forward to these games with much anticipation,” Haden said in a statement.  “It’s been a long time since USC has played Texas in the regular season, and of course we all remember how exciting the recent bowl game meeting was between the teams."

USC will play the Longhorns at the Coliseum on Sept. 16, 2017. The Trojans will travel to Austin on Sept. 15, 2018.

USC has won all four regular-season games between the schools, the last a 17-13 victory at the Coliseum in 1967.

The game against Utah State will be played at the Coliseum on Sept. 21, 2013.

The announcement regarding the schedule continued a busy day for Haden, who announced earlier that USC would return the 2004 Grantland Rice Trophy, which was stripped by the Football Writers Assn. of America.

-- Gary Klein


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