The USC Trojans finished the 2014 season with a thrilling 45-42 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl. The Holiday Bowl victory gave USC its ninth win and capped off a successful first season for head coach Steve Sarkisian. Running buck Buck Allen and quarterback Cody Kessler were bright spots for the offense while defensive end, Leonard Williams is a sure-fire Top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Allen, who is entering the 2015 NFL Draft, led the Pac-12 with 1,779 all-purpose yards and scored nine touchdowns. Kessler, who will return for his senior season, finished his junior campaign by putting together an impressive 39:5 TD:INT ratio. Fans knew that this team had the ability to easily win double digit games, but fourth quarter debacles thwarted additional victories. Arizona State completed a last second Hail Mary touchdown pass to stun the Trojans, which ended any hopes of playing for the Pac-12 Championship.
Kessler’s return should make USC a favorite to win the Pac-12 Championship. In addition, USC’s sanction-drained roster allowed several true freshmen to earn playing time during 2014. Adoree’ Jackson became a two-way threat while USC’s offensive line was comprised of three freshman starters. Don’t forget about running back, JuJu Smith. Only 18-years-old, Smith is an electric playmaker that will earn more touches with Allen opting to forgo his senior season. While fans can expect many competitive battles during the 2015 season, there’s a sense of urgency to build and develop a program that can once again compete on a national level. In 2016, USC will play Alabama at AT&T Stadium on Opening Weekend, so the 2015 season will serve as a benchmark for its program.
The current secondary market average price for USC Football tickets at home is $186.23, The most expensive game is currently on November 28 against the crosstown rival UCLA Bruins. The current average price for USC vs UCLA tickets is $308.29 with a get-in price of $124.
An overview of the 2015 USC football schedule, which includes games at Notre Dame and at Oregon, is presented below: