Saturday August 29th, 2015

USC will begin the second year of the Steve Sarkisian era on Sept. 5 against Arkansas State. The Trojans finished 9–4 last season, capped by a Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska. Quarterback Cody Kessler is back for his senior season and begins the campaign with Heisman Trophy hype. Blossoming dual-threat star Adoree' Jackson should see time on the offensive end as well as in the defensive backfield. The Trojans open the Pac-12 season against Stanford on Sept. 19.

Arkansas State opens its season with tough tests against USC and Missouri in preparation for its Sun Belt conference slate. The Red Wolves finished 7-6 last season (5–3 in conference play), falling to Toledo in the GoDaddy Bowl. Senior quarterback Fredi Knighten and senior running back Michael Gordon return to anchor the offense.

• Team preview: No. 8 USC Trojans

How to watch

Kickoff: 11 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: Pac-12 Network

Radio: For a list of USC affiliates, click here. For a list of Arkansas State affiliates, click here.

Team schedules


09/05: vs. Arkansas State (11 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)

09/12: vs. Idaho (8 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network)

09/19: vs. Stanford (8 p.m. ET)

09/26: at Arizona State (TBD)

10/08: vs. Washington (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)

10/17: at Notre Dame (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

10/24: vs. Utah (TBD)

10/31: at Cal (TBD)

11/07: vs. Arizona (TBD)

11/13: at Colorado (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

11/21: at Oregon (TBD)

11/28: vs. UCLA (TBD)

Arkansas State

09/05: at USC

09/12: vs. Missouri

09/19: vs. Missouri State

09/26: at Toledo

10/03: vs. Idaho

10/13: at South Alabama

10/20: vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

10/31: vs. Georgia State

11/05: at Appalachian State

11/14: at Louisiana-Monroe

11/28: at New Mexico State

12/05: vs. Texas State

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