Alabama Crimson Tide to Rematch USC Trojans in 2020 Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 29, 2018, May 29, 2018


The 2020 AdvoCare Classic will feature a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, September 5, 2020. This will mark the ninth faceoff between these two powerhouses bringing great college football history to AT&T Stadium on Labor Day weekend.

The revived rivalry between Alabama and USC occurred in the 2016 AdvoCare Classic with the Trojans falling to the Crimson Tide 52-6. The 2016 game was the first meeting between the teams in more than three decades. The majority of the schools' football history dates back to the 1970s due to the friendship between head coaches John McKay (USC) and Paul "Bear" Bryant (Alabama) where each team won a game on their opponents' turf.

Welcoming back one of the largest crowds in the game's history, the 2020 rematch will mark the 12th annual AdvoCare Classic.

"We believe the AdvoCare Classic is one of the most prestigious kickoff games in college football and we are excited to continue to build on the great history with this matchup," said Stephen Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. "This game gives both teams an opportunity to show their dominance early in the season and we look forward to welcoming them both back to Arlington."

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to open another season at the AdvoCare Classic in 2020," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "Our team and our fans have always enjoyed playing in North Texas and AT&T Stadium is a fantastic competitive environment. This event has always been first-class with the intensity of a bowl game. We are also pleased to have the chance to once again face USC, and we look forward to a great game."

"We are excited to be able to compete in an event that is so attractive to the nation's college football fans," said USC head football coach Clay Helton. "The 2020 AdvoCare Classic will once again bring together two programs with strong and successful traditions. Playing as many outstanding non-conference opponents as possible is an experience our players and fans want. The Trojans versus the Crimson Tide will be such a game and playing in AT&T Stadium only adds to the big-time atmosphere."

Information on ticket sales and kickoff time will be announced at a later date.

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