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Game times, networks announced for USC’s first three 2021 matchups

The Pac-12 announced times and TV networks for the first three weeks of the 2021 football season on Thursday, meaning USC now has one-third of its schedule set when including last month’s announcement of the Notre Dame game broadcast plans.


USC will open its season against San Jose State on September 4 in the Coliseum at 2 pm, with a game shown on Pac-12 Networks. USC did not have a game televised by Pac-12 Networks last season and had just one in 2019 after playing on the network twice in 2018.

Week 2 brings another home game for USC, though this one decidedly later in the day. Once again, USC and Stanford will kick off Pac-12 play and this edition will be a 7:30 pm kick in the first-ever Pac-12 After Dark game on FOX.

Another afternoon game greets the Trojans in Week 3, USC’s first road trip of the year. The Trojans travel to Pullman, where the Washington State – USC game will kick at 12:30 pm on FOX.

USC’s rivalry game against Notre Dame on October 23 will kick at 4:30 pm PT on NBC. The only other game with anything scheduled at this point is USC’s home game against Utah on October 9, which will be shown on either FOX or FS1.

USC’s 2021 schedule (home games in bold)

Sept. 4 — San Jose State – 2 p.m. PT (Pac-12 Networks)
Sept. 11 – Stanford – 7:30 p.m. PT (FOX)

Sept. 18 — at Washington State – 12:30 p.m. PT (FOX)
Sept. 25 — Oregon State
Oct. 2 — at Colorado
Oct. 9 – Utah (FOX/FS1)
Oct. 16 — BYE WEEK
Oct. 23 — at Notre Dame – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT (NBC)
Oct. 30 — Arizona
Nov. 6 — at Arizona State
Nov. 13 — at California
Nov. 20 – UCLA
Nov. 27 – BYU

Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.

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