The USC Trojans announced games to their future schedule on Wednesday and it included a pair of Mountain West teams in Utah State and UNLV. Utah State will make another trip to Los Angeles to take on the Trojans in 2016, a week after USC will have played Alabama at JerryWorld in Arlington, Texas.
Utah State last played USC in 2013 with the Aggies falling in a close game, 17-14.
The UNLV game will be played in 2019 and the Trojans will be scratching a check in the amount of $1.15 million for the Aug. 31 game, and of course this game will be played in Southern California. With that game five seasons away it will be of note to see if Tony Sanchez will still be on the sidelines coaching UNLV.
This will be just the second meeting between USC and UNLV, the last was played in 1997. Surprisingly, the Rebels made a game out of it by losing, 35-21, on the road to the Trojans.
Regardless of the outcome between each schools it is good for both UNLV and Utah State get to play a high profile opponent, and not settling for a low-end Pac-12 team or a lowly FCS opponent.