USC and Alabama to face off in 2016 Cowboys Classic
JUL 16, 2014 12:11p ET
The 2016 college football season just got more interesting.
USC and Alabama have played seven times -- Bama has won five times -- but not since the 1985 Aloha Bowl.
In 1970, the two teams played in one of the most important games in college football history, when the Trojans won, 42-41, with a big game from African American running back Sam Cunningham, who has been credited with helping to integrate football in the South.