USC's last visit to the Dallas area was for the 1995 Cotton Bowl (following the 1994 season), a 55-14 win over Texas Tech.USC has a 9-4 record in games it has played in the state of Texas, falling to Georgia Tech in its last visit to the state in the 2012 Sun Bowl, 21-7.USC of the Pac-12 and Alabama of the Southeastern Conference boast two of college football's most storied traditions.In their history, the teams have produced 26 national champions (11 by USC, 15 by Alabama), 66 bowl victories (32 USC, 34 Alabama), 7 Heisman Trophy winners (6 USC, 1 Alabama), 272 All-American first teamers (161 USC, 111 Alabama), 797 NFL draftees (483 USC, 314 Alabama), 52 College Football Hall of Fame players (31 USC, 21 Alabama) and such legendary coaches as USC's Howard Jones, John Mc Kay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll and Alabama's Wade Wallace, Frank Thomas, Bear Bryant and current head coach Nick Saban.
The Trojans hold a 21-11-1 edge over current Southeastern Conference foes and have won the last 4 meetings.
July 16, 2014 The USC football team will open its 2016 season on Sept.
3 against Alabama in the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., in a Labor Day weekend neutral site game.
Information on ticket sales, kickoff time and televising network for the 2016 Cowboys Classic will be announced at a later date.
The Trojans' originally-scheduled game on that Saturday date, at home against New Mexico, has been moved to Sept. "We are excited to participate in a game that is such an attractive matchup for the nation's fans," said new USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
The 2016 Cowboys Classic will be USC's first appearance in AT&T Stadium, but Alabama's third.