USC might not face new Oregon State Coach Gary Andersen until 2017

USC won't face new Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen in the regular season until 2017.

The Pac-12 Conference got another surprise Wednesday when Gary Andersen left Wisconsin to replace Mike Riley as Oregon State's coach.

Unless USC plays Oregon State in the Pac-12 title game, Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian won't face off against Andersen until at least 2017.

In the next two seasons, as part of the Pac-12 schedule rotation, USC plays Oregon and Washington, and misses Oregon State and Washington State.

Andersen coached at Utah State from 2009 to 2012 before replacing Bret Bielema at Wisconsin.

In 2013, USC defeated Utah State, 17-14, at the Coliseum.

During his five seasons at Washington, from 2009 to 2013, Sarkisian did not face Utah State or Wisconsin.

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