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USC's season opener against Alabama is set for 5 p.m. on ABC

USC's season opener against Alabama is set for 5 p.m. on ABC
Tailback Justin Davis (22) celebrates with wide receiver Darreus Rogers (1) after scoring during the spring game on April 16. Davis ran for two touchdowns and Rogers had three receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

The kickoff for USC's season-opening game against Alabama has been set for prime time.

The game on Sept. 3 will start at 5 p.m. Pacific time and will air on ABC, USC announced on Tuesday.

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Tickets to the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will go on sale in mid-June and will be available through Ticketmaster.

The game will be an early test for the Trojans, who will play one of the toughest schedules in the nation. In addition to Alabama, the defending national champion, USC's non-conference schedule consists of Utah State and Notre Dame.

Eleven of 12 teams on the schedule went to a bowl game last season.

USC and Alabama haven't played since 1985.

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