Two of the top-10 winningest programs of all time will play on Sept. 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, with a return trip to Austin scheduled for Sept. 15. 2018.
The two teams have played five times in their history, with the Trojans holding a 4-1 edge. The Longhorns have the most recent scoreboard, however, courtesy of a 41-38 victory over the Trojans in the 2005 BCS National Championship Game. The victory gave Texas its first national championship since 1970.
That game is often referred to as one of the greatest games of all time, with Texas star quarterback Vince Young darting for final-minute touchdown on fourth down, giving Texas the victory.
It makes sense, then, that such a historical game came from two historically successful teams. Texas is second on the NCAA all-time victory list with 845 wins, while USC comes in at 10th with 761 victories. Texas (49) and USC (48) rank second and third on the NCAA all-time bowl appearances list as well.