Texas and USC agree to home-and-home


Texas continues to load its future schedule with top-tier opponents, adding a home-and-home with USC.

Texas will travel to Los Angeles and play at the Coliseum in 2017. The Trojans will return to Austin for the second half of the home-and-home in 2018.

"USC versus Texas is a classic matchup and I'm sure fans from both schools, as well as all college football fans, will look forward to these games with much anticipation," said USC athletic director Pat Haden. "It's been a long time since USC has played Texas in the regular season, and of course we all remember how exciting the recent bowl game meeting was between the teams."

USC leads the all-time series 4-1, but Texas' lone win came in the bowl game Haden referenced -- the 2006 Rose Bowl that earned the Longhorns the 2005 national title.

For the Longhorns, it's the next in a line of big-time future opponents, presumably in anticipation of life in a Big 12 without a championship game or Nebraska.

The Longhorns added Notre Dame to their schedule earlier this year, and plan to play BYU in 2011, 2013 and 2014. The series with the Irish will be played beginning in 2015, and will continue in Austin in 2016 before another home-and-home in 2019 and 2020.

Texas also begins a home-and-home against SEC foe Ole Miss in 2012, as well as a series with Cal in 2015 and 2016.