USC's 2013 football schedule released
JAN 10, 2013 12:49p ET
The Pac-12 Conference released the schedule Thursday.
USC will play 13 regular-season games because the Aug. 29 opener is at Hawaii. NCAA rules allow teams to play 13 games, rather than the maximum 12, if one is in Hawaii.
The Trojans, coming off a 7-6 season, will play seven home games, including nonconference games against Boston College and Utah State. The Trojans also play at Notre Dame.
USC, which plays in the Pac-12 South Division, misses Oregon and Washington as part of a two-year rotation of games against North Division schools.
The Pac-12 championship game, which has been played on a Friday night, moves to Saturday, Dec. 7, and will be played at the home stadium of the division champion with the better overall record.
Kickoff times for USC games are to be determined.
The 2013 schedule:
Aug. 29 (Thursday) at Hawaii
Sept. 7 Washington State
Sept. 14 Boston College
Sept. 21 Utah State
Sept. 28 at Arizona State
Oct. 10 (Thursday) Arizona
Oct. 19 at Notre Dame
Oct. 26 Utah
Nov. 1 (Friday) at Oregon State
Nov. 9 at California
Nov. 16 Stanford
Nov. 23 at Colorado
Nov. 30 UCLA