Quarterback Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans will open the 2023 football season with three straight home games, including the nonconference opener against San Jose State on Aug. 26.
The Trojans will open the Pac-12 schedule against three teams that hired new head coaches this off-season.
USC will begin conference play against a Troy Taylor-led Stanford team on Sept. 9.
USC will take its first of two bye weeks before traveling to play against coach Kenny Dillingham’s Arizona State Sun Devils and coach Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes.
Williams and Coach Lincoln Riley will have to lead the Trojans through back-to-back games at Notre Dame and at home against Utah.
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Utah earned victories over USC during conference play and in the Pac-12 Championship Game in 2022.
The Trojans will finish out the season with what appears to be their toughest stretch: Against quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and Washington at the Coliseum and against quarterback Bo Nix and Oregon in Eugene before hosting crosstown rival UCLA in their season finale.
The Trojans will finish the regular season with a bye week. The Pac-12 Championship Game is scheduled for the first week of December.
2023 USC Football Schedule:
Aug. 26: vs. San Jose State
Sept. 2: vs. Nevada
Sept. 9 vs. Stanford
Sept. 16: BYE WEEK
Sept. 23: at Arizona State
Sept. 30: at Colorado
Oct. 6 or 7: vs. Arizona
Oct. 14: at Notre Dame
Oct. 21: vs. Utah
Oct. 28: at California
Nov. 4: vs. Washington
Nov. 11: at Oregon
Nov. 25: BYE WEEK
Dec. 1 or 2: Pac-12 Championship