USC 2018 Schedule Includes Another Week Night Home Game

USC’s 2018 schedule has been announced and the Coliseum will host another week night home game as the Trojans host Washington State on Friday, Sept. 21. USC also gets a bye next after Game 5.

Entire Pac-12 schedule is after the jump:

Thurs., Aug. 30
Weber State at UTAH

Sat., Sept. 1
BYU at ARIZONA
UTSA at ARIZONA STATE
UNLV at USC
Cincinnati at UCLA
COLORADO vs. Colorado State (1)
Bowling Green at OREGON
OREGON STATE at Ohio State
WASHINGTON vs. Auburn (2)
WASHINGTON STATE at Wyoming
North Carolina at CALIFORNIA
San Diego State at STANFORD

Sat., Sept. 8
ARIZONA at Houston
Michigan State at ARIZONA STATE
USC at STANFORD
UCLA at Oklahoma
COLORADO at Nebraska
UTAH at Northern Illinois
Portland State at OREGON
Southern Utah at OREGON STATE
North Dakota at WASHINGTON
San Jose State at WASHINGTON STATE
CALIFORNIA at BYU

Sat., Sept. 15
Southern Utah at ARIZONA
ARIZONA STATE at San Diego State
USC at Texas
Fresno State at UCLA
New Hampshire at COLORADO
WASHINGTON at UTAH
San Jose State at OREGON
OREGON STATE at Nevada
Eastern Washington at WASHINGTON STATE
Idaho State at CALIFORNIA
UC Davis at STANFORD

Fri., Sept. 21
WASHINGTON STATE at USC

Sat., Sept. 22
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON
STANFORD at OREGON
Bye – California, Colorado, UCLA, Utah

Fri., Sept. 28
UCLA at COLORADO

Sat., Sept. 29
USC at ARIZONA
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE
UTAH at WASHINGTON STATE
OREGON at CALIFORNIA
BYU at WASHINGTON
STANFORD at Notre Dame

Sat., Oct. 6
CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA
ARIZONA STATE at COLORADO
WASHINGTON at UCLA
UTAH at STANFORD
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON STATE
Bye – Oregon, USC

Fri., Oct. 12
ARIZONA at UTAH

Sat., Oct. 13
COLORADO at USC
UCLA at CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON at OREGON
Bye – Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State

Thur., Oct. 18
STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE

Sat., Oct. 20
ARIZONA at UCLA
USC at UTAH
COLORADO at WASHINGTON
OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE

Fri. Oct. 26
UTAH at UCLA

Sat., Oct. 27
OREGON at ARIZONA
ARIZONA STATE at USC
OREGON STATE at COLORADO
WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD

Fri., Nov. 2
COLORADO at ARIZONA

Sat., Nov. 3
UTAH at ARIZONA STATE
USC at OREGON STATE
UCLA at OREGON
STANFORD at WASHINGTON
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON STATE

Sat., Nov. 10
UCLA at ARIZONA STATE
CALIFORNIA at USC
WASHINGTON STATE at COLORADO
OREGON at UTAH
OREGON STATE at STANFORD
Bye – Arizona, Washington

Sat., Nov. 17
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON
USC at UCLA
UTAH at COLORADO
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON
STANFORD at CALIFORNIA

Fri., Nov. 23
OREGON at OREGON STATE
WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE

Sat., Nov. 24
ARIZONA STATE at ARIZONA
Notre Dame at USC
STANFORD at UCLA
BYU at UTAH
COLORADO at CALIFORNIA

Fri., Nov. 30
Pac-12 Football Championship Game (3) (FOX)

1) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
2) Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
3) Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

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  • hoohoolianFUCLA

    WOW. Missing WA and OR again?

    • gotroy22

      And UNLV replaces Western Michigan as the scrimmage game.

      • Gabby

        A little sparring partner before we hit the farm. Then a date with the horns(tough one). We’ll find out real quick what this team is made out. Hopefully a big improvement in the trenches

        • steveg

          I kind of see it as a fresh start, hopefully new faces on staff, more intensity, young players stepping up. Next season will be here before we know it but we have to get through this one first.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        There are no scrimmage games for Gomer & Co

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Every two years we play either the wa and ore school or the wsu and osu school. 2018 will be the second year for wsu and osu.

      • hoohoolianFUCLA

        It’s not a random thing with all 6 PAC12N schools?

        • Grammymb

          We will always play Stanford and Cal. Alternate every two years with Washington/Oregon and then the state schools.

          • hoohoolianFUCLA

            OK, Thanks to you and PT

  • Gabby

    Oregon plays Bowling Green, San Jose St, and Portland St. ….pathetic and embarrassing. Has to be the easiest OOC schedule in the country……..The program is a shell of what it once was.

    How valuable was Kelly to the University, the same could be said about Pete

    • Pasadena Trojan

      No, Alabama’s is easier. They play Division II teams as if they were in the division itself.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        Look at the schedule, plenty of FCS teams playing PAC 12 schools, and that’s as pathetic as any SEC team playing them

        • Gabby

          Dude, do you really need to be a pr*ck 24/7. Show a little self-respect

        • Paul Muad’dib

          Like Alabama playing Mercer in week 11?

      • Gabby

        ….They treat the games like a bye week. The optics look terrible, shame on them

  • Pasadena Trojan

    SC needs to contact WSU and talk to them about playing on Saturday. Forget the league, forget tv, just inform radio. If tv wants to televise it, some station will. These Friday night games are for the birds.

    • Michael Guarino

      USC’s schedule —on the road in consecutive weeks against Stanford and Texas and then against Washington State on Friday—-is as bad as it gets. We couldn’t come up with a better place to schedule Texas than the week after we play Stanford?

      • Gabby

        “We couldn’t come up with a better place to schedule Texas than the week after we play Stanford”

        Exactly…We are going to find out real quick what this team is made of….I pray that it is good….shall we bow our heads

        • Michael Guarino

          I’ll say a prayer with you, Gabby. But, damn, couldn’t we play Oregon State before Texas? Or Cal?

          • Gabby

            UNLV, then Texas would be less daunting. If Love leaves is the cupboard empty?

          • Michael Guarino

            Stanford will have a way more dangerous quarterback next year (his name is Costello—the guy they shoulda used this year). And, last I heard, they have a couple of freshman running backs who are supposed to be real hot —I think one is named Lund and the the other one is named Wedington.

          • Gabby

            Somewhat of a QB controversy at Stanford. We all know how that played out at USC, the odd man out transfered

            Good post…thanks for the info

          • Michael Guarino

            My pleasure, Gabby.

      • Jack B

        Based on how tough TEXAS played us this year in the Coliseum, I’m saying we’ll be a solid underdog to the ‘Horns in Austin, especially on the heels of STAN.

        Helton better have some solutions for our OL or we won’t be going anywhere in 2018. Will there be a switch at our OL coach position? Big question.

        • Michael Guarino

          I hate to say this cuz I like and respect Callaway as a person —but we need a younger coach for our o-line. Somebody the players can relate to and play hard for. The time may have come for the great Coach Baxter too —-for the same reasons. Unless we can grab some wonder boys from the NFL to help Clay next year we’re in serious doo-doo.

          • Jack B

            Ya, I hate to say it but I think Baxter has jumped the shark. Too many snafus in his dept this season. But he’s great at working with players and their other areas of adjusting to college successfully, so I wish we could keep him on in some other capacity – like chief towel waver without the towel.

          • Michael Guarino

            Baxter adds —what shall we call it? —-maybe, ‘wisdom’ to the staff. But I think it’s hard for teenagers to relate to him and Callaway. I’d love it if they could keep him without giving him actual coaching responsibilities. Do we get an allotted number of consultants every year?

          • USCDAN1986

            Move him to recruiting … USC -Swann know we have holes on the coaching staff.. With Martin possibly leaving to Tennessee others may be told to look elsewhere.. I see 3-4 coaching changes coming..As for the schedule .. Smh.. Hope they figure it out fast.. 8-4 7-5 after a 10-12 win season is not good for recruiting.

          • Michael Guarino

            Plan on a rocky start, USCDAN1986 —-Helton will need to pull the team together (again) after a couple of probable losses at the front end. We could finish real strong, though.

          • Gabby

            Exactly, better to lose early than late. When it comes to the CFP committee, short-term memory could be our ally

          • Michael Guarino

            Plan “A”: Beat Stanford, rest up against Texas, come back and beat the hell outta Washington State……

          • Gabby

            The camera crew must not show a picture of Vince Young smirking…I’ll lose it…LOL!

          • Michael Guarino

            Yeah. Crap. Enough’s enough.
            #HisDamnKneeTouchedTheTurf

          • USCDAN1986

            Fink is good.. The schedule is my concern.. It was this year too.. But hey 9-2 at this point in 2017 is pretty good… Next year we wait.

          • Trojans 6942

            Will be more experienced across the board. Playing those two teams in a row isn’t preferable but will have bodies that have experience and knowledge of the system. We’re ready.

          • USCDAN1986

            Hope so! Lol

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            Baxter still can’t get 11 guys on the field for an extra point in game freaking 11 of the season.

            The WHOLE staff needs to go, keep the RB coach, and get a real staff.

            And F this, “relate to the teenagers krap”, you think Saben relates ? He doesn’t GIVE A S***

          • Gabby

            Same comment 549 times ….beyond insanity

            please seek professional help

          • Michael Guarino

            Gabby —so Ed doesn’t reprimand us again for repeating ourselves, maybe we should start listing the names and addresses of mental health specialists after each Cortez post. Different names. Different addresses. Each time.
            #AnythingToKeepEdHappy

          • Michael Guarino

            Well, look at the big brain on Cortez. I have to admit you’re right about Saban’s attitude toward coddling—and, if you take a look at his staff, some of those guys look like they’re pushing 90. Maybe we DON’T need guys the teenagers can relate to. Maybe we just need guys who can get teenagers to give 100% every play, every game —-and shut the hell up after the whistle blows.

          • steveg

            1st rule of coaching is to be respected. There is very limited room for friendships with the players.

          • Gabby

            Pete would push the limit….silly guy

          • Gabby

            ” like chief towel waver without the towel.”

            Funny!

            We need to be doing the pushing-around next season not vice versa

          • Michael Guarino

            That is SO on the money, Gabby. That should be the team’s mantra! We say we’re gonna do it every year —-time to do it!

        • Trojans 6942

          Yes

        • Trojans 6942

          Yes

  • Pasadena Trojan

    Scooter no mention of the BYE for USC on October 6. Will that help USC will that slow down USC, will that be a nonfactor? Go find out and report.

    • Grammymb

      Actually, he mentions that it comes after game 5.

  • peter

    NO back to back home games.Road back to back Stanford, Texas then Friday home WSU. Team will need to finish UNLV game ready to roll.Possibly a new QB will need to navigate the road games and Friday like a Veteran.

    • Michael Guarino

      Another crap schedule —-Stanford and Texas back to back —ON THE ROAD. That’s worse than this year —-when we got them back to back AT HOME. Then we get to come home for Washington State on FRIDAY.
      #BRAINDEADSCHEDULING

      • Gabby

        Bryce Love is a Junior. Do you think he enters the draft?

        • Michael Guarino

          I’d say yes for sure except for one thing, Gabby —–Bryce adores Coach Shaw and vice versa.

          • Gabby

            I adore Coach Shaw. Can we borrow/steal him……wishful thinking!

          • Michael Guarino

            He’s the best in the Pac 12, Gabby —and too smart to want to be anywhere near President Maxie.

          • Gabby

            I’ll settle for a clone…LOL!

          • Michael Guarino

            I’ve been watching Nova—–I understand they can do that now, Gabby!
            #ButIt’sRisky&Expensive….
            #…AndItMayDestroyTheOriginalCoachShaw
            #Can’tMakeOmeletteW/OBreakingAFewEggs

          • peter

            RB’s generally have a short career in NFL. If your draft stock is high turning Pro seems like best decision. Rojo also likely to turn pro.

          • Michael Guarino

            Agreed, peter. It’s the Carr Show next year.
            Luckily, we’ve got the best running backs coach in the Pac 12.

          • peter

            Totally agree about coach.VM will also continue to give us good yards
            Shaw is 7th highest paid in country. Believe he’s got his dream job.Media is very respective, and the band is his gang.

          • Michael Guarino

            You’re right —I forgot about Vavae! He’s gonna help us a lot —-smart, tough runner.

          • peter

            I think most of us just think about RB when they carry ball.
            I’ve heard Deland,Clay talk more about downs.Blocking, pass routes and such.More than once coaches have said a good route opens field to other recievers. Last week Carr didn’t carry ball,yet he ran at least 4 pass routes. That was Carr test to see how ready he was.

          • Michael Guarino

            Really good insights. [Hope UCLA doesn’t realize that you just told them what to look for]!

          • Gabby

            Deland has been one of the few bright spots on the coaching staff. I’m glad he works us, and hoping he’s back next season

          • Michael Guarino

            Man, if we don’t keep Deland it would be crazy. I listen to all his interviews and he sounds better every time I hear him. He’s a disciplinarian who’s got charisma. Pretty unbeatable combination.

          • gotroy22

            For now.

          • Michael Guarino

            Ha! (I defer to your seasoned intuition)…..

          • JustOwns

            Hey 22, how about that Menendez hung jury/mistrial.

          • gotroy22

            You mean you are acknowledging it? I loved how you libs ignored it.

    • JustOwns

      Not very likely.

  • J.A.M.

    ….for all the Helton haters out there– this schudule will be the end of Helton to be sure…no joke but UNLV actually has a good QB and will be a lot tougher than people think…take a second and think who will run the SC offense…FINK…hmmm…has anyone seen him throw the football…OUCH…both Stanford and Texas have very good coaches and SC caught them on a rebuilding year…take a deep breath and realize in 2019 JT Daniel will be here but until then 2018 will be brutal…

  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    Gomer will blow one game and get blown away in another, SC will play for the PAC 12 South title and all the rah rah’s will be overjoyed.

    USC needs to go independent

    • Michael Guarino

      One question. How do win the Pac 12 south as an independent?
      #IWantToBeOverjoyed

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        You don’t

        #Iwantarealheadcoachthatcancoach

        • Gabby

          Same comment 548 times….insanity

    • Tebow_Obama

      Gomer is going to blow more than one game next year if he’s still at USC, I guarantee you that. Darnold is most likely going to leave, Ronald Jones probably gone. Gomer & Co. don’t believe in grooming any QB’s to take over by giving them any playing time. Maybe if Helton can stop coaching long enough in one of the remaining games to where USC can jump out to a big lead, he’ll be able to bring in Fink.

      • Gabby

        Same rehashed garage. another bad apple to ruin the bunch.

    • Gabby

      “USC needs to go independent”

      Since you seem to be the only one that has a clue. Can you negotiate a super duper TV contract. No excuses, it needs to be the most lucrative in college football

  • Tebow_Obama

    USC should schedule more Friday night games, high school level coaching staff’s usually have their teams play on Friday nights.

  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    OMFG, the whining about the schedule is pathetic.

    WE ARE SC, we play anybody anywhere, remember PC saying that ?

    • Gabby

      Well, PC doesn’t work here anymore…did you get the memo?

      • Tebow_Obama

        No memo needed just look at some of the blowout losses by SarKiiffigan and Helton and you know PC moved on.

        • Gabby

          ….and happened with Stanford

          “what’s your deal”

          You’re too easy , pick on someone at your own level….just saying

          • Jack B

            The one time I’ve ever seen Pete stoop to his knees. Harbaugh really delivered the hurt to old Pete. Nobody gets out alive.

          • Gabby

            Outside of the Texas, that was one of the hardest losses to swallow. It was a total dismantling

    • Tebow_Obama

      Helton ain’t PC…he’s P.U. He stinks.

      • Gabby

        The stink must be addicting, you keep coming back for more

        (crotch kick)

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        Agree but this whining about the schedule is pathetic, man up rah rah’s

  • bigmac

    Why is the Pac-12 title game on a Friday AGAIN?

    • Gabby

      That’s a good question. Perhaps the face behind this blog can answer the question

      (doubt it)

    • gotroy22

      Larry Scott thinks we are inferior to the other conferences.

  • B.Miller

    Washington finally stepping up a little

    • Gabby

      Do you remember when we went on the road to play Auburn. It was the start to something special. 34 straight wins, 37-1 overall, with the only loss coming at Cal(lead by Aaron Rodgers), that ended in OT.

      This was a run unprecedented in modern college football, and may never be duplicated. I get tingly just thinking about it

  • Paul Muad’dib

    Finally the Pac 12 is looking out for USC, giving them a much needed bye week before arch-rival Colorado at home. Thanks Larry!

    • Michael Guarino

      I guess we have to laugh to keep from crying —the front end of the schedule couldn’t be worse.
      Our schedules are beginning to look like the ones the Raiders used to get when the Commissioner hated Al Davis.

      • Gabby

        Don’t remind me about the Raider schedules of the past….talk about a vendetta

        • Michael Guarino

          Every time I look at a post Larry Scott USC schedule, I feel like I’m re-living those days…..
          #TryStickingParityUpYourButt,Larry

          • Gabby

            The marquee brand in the PAC12, and we get treated like the stepchild…….Where is the complaint box! (what do you mean they got rid of it)

          • Michael Guarino

            It didn’t help matters that Larry Scott knew Haden was a pushover, Gabby…….

  • LamontRaymond

    Morons! Put the bye week before the Friday night game….

    • Paul Muad’dib

      But that would benefit USC. Larry’s not into that…

      • LamontRaymond

        Silly me. Forgot…..

  • Paul Muad’dib

    Not that USC shouldn’t be able to win every game on the schedule, but it really seems like the Pac 12 does everything in it’s power to ensure USC has the most difficult path possible. What an embarrassment. I really think that if the SEC had the same schedule as USC (9 conference games and terrible back-to-back away games against tough teams) they would not have the same success as they have in the past. Especially Alabama.

  • Tebow_Obama

    This Larry Scott character scheduling Friday PAC 12 matchups and night games on Saturday, he’s probably ashamed of the way he’s run the PAC 12 conference into the ground and doesn’t want anyone to see. LOL

  • Tebow_Obama

    Well, it looks like next year the PAC 12 is going to displace the SEC as far as the conference that scheduled the most OOC cupcakes. Well done.

  • Tebow_Obama

    With USC’s cupcake filled schedule for 2018, Gomer shouldn’t lose more than his usual 3. Another stellar performance in the making by Gomer that all the sunshine pumpers will be able to tout as another tremendous Gomer accomplishment.