Idaho football to play USC in 2015

By Brian Murphy

The Idaho football team will play Southern Cal on Sept. 12, 2015, the Trojans announced Wednesday.

Idaho played at then-No. 1 USC in 2007, the teams’ first meeting since 1929. USC won 38-10.

USC is just the latest high-profile opponent on the Vandals’ schedule.

Idaho will play at Mississippi (2013), at Florida State (2013), at Florida (2014) and at Auburn (2015). Idaho played at LSU in 2012.

The Vandals will be paid $850,000 by Mississippi, $950,000 by Florida State, $975,000 by Florida, $1 million by Auburn and $1.1 million by USC.

In 2007, USC paid the Vandals $600,000 for the game.

The Vandals are playing an independent schedule in 2013 and will join the Sun Belt as a football-only member in 2014.

Idaho 2013 football schedule

Saturday, Aug. 31 at North Texas Mean Green
Saturday, Sept. 7 at Wyoming Cowboys
Saturday, Sept. 14 Northern Illinois Huskies
Saturday, Sept. 21 at Washington State Cougars
Saturday, Sept. 28 Temple Owls
Saturday, Oct. 5 Fresno State Bulldogs
Saturday, Oct. 12 at Arkansas State Red Wolves
Saturday, Oct. 19 Bye
Saturday, Oct. 26 at Ole Miss Rebels
Saturday, Nov. 2 Texas State Bobcats
Saturday, Nov. 9 Old Dominion Monarchs
Saturday, Nov. 16 Bye
Saturday, Nov. 23 at Florida State Seminoles
Saturday, Nov. 30 at New Mexico State Aggies

Future non-conference games
• — subject to change

2014: at Florida (Aug. 30), at Northern Illinois (Sept. 6) vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 13), at Ohio (Sept. 20), at Fresno State (Sept. 27)

2015: at Ohio (Sept. 5), at USC (Sept. 12), at Auburn (Sept. 19)

2016: at UNLV (Sept. 24), at Temple (TBA)

2017: vs. UNLV (Sept. 9), at Western Michigan (Sept. 23)

Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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