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USC Trojans 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

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Oh, what a difference a year can make. USC enters this season looking to build off of a 2016 campaign that was defined by a nine-game winning streak. The Trojans’ historic and thrilling come-from-behind victory in the Rose Bowl over Big Ten champion Penn State has raised the expectations surrounding this team.

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After last season’s success, the bar has been set high for quarterback Sam Darnold and his teammates, and an easier schedule compared to 2016’s slate will only add to the pressure. Competition level aside, should USC contend for a Pac-12 crown and possible spot in the College Football Playoff, the Trojans will have to do so by playing their best football for 12 consecutive weeks.

2017 USC Trojans Schedule

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— Written by Josh Webb, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a Marvel Comics guru. Webb has been writing about USC for Athlon Sports for three seasons now. Follow him on Twitter @FightOnTwist.