Alabama, USC will meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic
The yearly college football kickoff game is held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the site of the first College Football Playoff national title game. The 2016 edition between the Crimson Tide and Trojans will be played on Sept. 3, 2016.
The game's start time and broadcast information will be announced at a later date, but the Cowboys Classic has traditionally been a primetime affair on ESPN or ABC.
It will be the two schools' first meeting since 1985, when Alabama defeated USC 24-3 in the Aloha Bowl. The Crimson Tide hold a 5-2 edge in the teams' all-time series.
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