Kickoff time set for road opener

USC's Sept. 8 game against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, the Trojans' first trip to the New York City area in 12 years, has officially been set for a 12:30 p.m. PT kickoff on ABC.

MetLife Stadium is the home of the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants and is located in East Rutherford, N.J.

The game is the first of the Trojans' 12 scheduled 2012 contests to have a game time announced. Some of the others should begin trickling in over the next few weeks as television networks divvy up games and arrange their weekly schedules.

All games will be on some form of national television thanks to the Pac-12’s new media rights agreement with ESPN and FOX and the launch of the Pac-12 Network.