USC's 2013 football schedule released

USC's 2013 football schedule released

Published Jan. 10, 2013 12:49 p.m. ET

USC's 2013 football schedule includes two Thursday night games, one Friday night game and the absence of Oregon and Washington.

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

-Gary Klein