2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
11-2, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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Pac-12 will address scheduling concerns for '18

No Pac-12 team will play 12 games in a row in 2018, commissioner Larry Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday. In addition, no Pac-12 team will play a Saturday road game and then be scheduled to play the following Friday away from home.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin, a former Tennessee quarterback, who guided the Volunteers to the 1998 national championship, is not expected to return to his alma mater as offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. Martin was contacted by UT athletics director Phillip Fulmer during the search, but never interviewed for the position.

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The plays that shaped the College Football Playoff

On the road to the College Football Playoff, one play can often determine a team's fate. A timely kick return here or a defensive stop there can be the difference between being in the top four and being on the outside looking in.

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QB Darnold edges Rosen on All-Pac-12 team

USC quarterback Sam Darnold beat out UCLA counterpart Josh Rosen for a spot on the official All-Pac-12 team. Rosen was named to the second team. Stanford running back Bryce Love was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.

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8dMel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay

2018 NFL draft primer: Kiper, McShay answer 25 questions

How excited should fans get about the quarterbacks? Is Baker Mayfield a first-round pick? Could a defender go No. 1 overall? It's officially NFL draft season, and our experts are here to catch you up.

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9dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 14 news

The season is over and the top-10 teams are gearing up for the early signing period. Here's who they're targeting.

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USC-Ohio State headline Cotton Bowl Classic (1:17)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight year, USC gets the first team left out of the College Football Playoff in a New Year's Six bowl. The Trojans beat Penn State, the Big Ten champion, in a memorable Rose Bowl and this year will get a crack at Ohio State, also the Big Ten champion, in the Cotton Bowl.

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Alabama is the 1st team to reach the College Football Playoff without multiple wins against teams in the top 20 of the final ranking. Ohio State had 3 such wins and USC had 2.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

No team watch party for USC today. Coach Clay Helton has already gone to a recruiting breakfast today and he'll be jumping on a flight to Cincinnati for recruiting this afternoon.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton made a push for the Trojans to be a part of the College Football Playoff but he also told me that getting to and winning the PAC-12 championship was the greatest accomplishment of his 20-year collegiate coaching career. When you consider the amount of injuries this team had and the youth it had on offense, a Pac-12 title could be considered overachieving this season

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

It would have been interesting to see if USC would have been included in the playoff field if it had won at Washington State in September (I think it would have, but I'm not sure it would have not a for-sure thing). In that 30-27 loss, there were a handful of plays that could have flipped the outcome.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, USC was left out of the College Football Playoff after winning its first Pac-12 title since 2008. The Trojans didn't even finish in the top-6.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The top four finishers in Strength of Record are Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia and Alabama. 11 of the 12 past Playoff teams have had a top-4 SOR.

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Bryan Jaroch ESPN Producer 

Great seeing Joe Tessitore and Todd Blackledge in action last night in the Pac-12 Championship

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Inside USC's crucial stop (0:44)
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USC wins first Pac-12 title since 2008 (2:37)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton's case for the Trojans and the College Football Playoff: "There are going to be a lot of games that happen tomorrow that are going to decide the future for a lot of football teams. But we sit here with 11 wins. We sit here as a conference champion. We sit here with an unbelievable strength of schedule, and had the opportunity to show on national TV, I think we were the only game on, who we are. Obviously, the reality is we'll need some help. But if you look up and there's four teams that are two-loss champions, conference champions, I think we deserve to be in the discussion, especially the way these guys finished the season."

Team Stats

Passing Yards294.619th
Rushing Yards194.936th
Points For34.524th
Points Against26.3Tied-60th