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USC's football schedule contains no bye week for first time since 1995

USC's football schedule contains no bye week for first time since 1995

USC’s football schedule next season figures again to be one of the toughest in the nation, with nonconference games against last season’s Cotton Bowl participant, Western Michigan, along with Texas and Notre Dame.

And there will be no rest for the weary.

The Trojans’ full schedule was released Wednesday, and it contains no regular-season bye week. USC’s one week off comes during the final week of Pac-12 Conference play, which would precede the Pac-12 Conference Championship game if USC wins the South division.

It is the first time since 1995 that USC has not had a regular-season bye.

USC’s conference opponents have been set for...

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