USC released its 2023 football schedule Wednesday, highlighted by trips to Oregon and Notre Dame and a grudge match at home against Utah.
The Trojans will play seven home games and five road games this season, beginning with a matchup against San Jose State at the Coliseum on Aug. 26.
USC’s other home games are against Pac-12 rivals Stanford, Arizona, Utah, Washington and UCLA, and non-conference foe Nevada.
The Trojans’ road games are at Arizona State, Colorado, Notre Dame, California and Oregon. The team’s trip to Oregon will be its first since 2015.
USC’s game against Washington — another team from the Pac-12’s north division — will be the Trojans’ first home game against the Huskies since 2015.
USC will travel to South Bend, Indiana, to take on their traditional rivals from Notre Dame on Oct. 14.
The Trojans will have byes on Sept. 16 and the final week of the regular season on Nov. 25.
One of the highlights of USC’s season will be the Oct. 21 game against Utah at the Coliseum. The Trojans’ 2022 season was essentially wrecked by its two losses to the Utes.
They suffered their first loss of the season, 43-42, on Oct. 15 in Salt Lake City when Utah quarterback Cam Rising ran in a 2-point conversion with only seconds left in the game.
The Trojans won the rest of their regular season games to earn a rematch with Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 2, when a win would have ensured them a spot in the four-team college playoffs. Utah derailed those hopes, however, with a 47-24 victory.
USC finished the season 11-3 after blowing a late lead and losing to Tulane, 46-45, in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2.
The Trojans will be hoping to exceed that mark in 2023 with the return of Caleb Williams, their Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, for one more season.