OXFORD, Miss. — On Monday, Ole Miss and the University of Southern California announced they will play a two-game football series in 2025 and 2026. The Rebels will travel to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the initial meeting scheduled for August 25, 2025, and USC will follow up the second half of the series with a trip to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 19, 2026.
This will mark the third time Ole Miss has traveled to California in program history (Fresno in 2011 and Cal in 2017).
🚨 FUTURE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
🗓 2025 in Los Angeles
🗓 2026 in Oxford
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 18, 2020
The 2025 matchup is still far off, but it will certainly feel like a homecoming for Coach Lane Kiffin who served as an assistant at USC from 2001-2006 under Pete Carroll before returned for a stint as Head Coach from 2010-2013. During his head coaching tenure at USC, Kiffin amassed a 28-15 record including a final No. 6 ranking in the 2011 Associated Press Poll.
“USC will always be a special place to my family and me, and we were excited to finalize this series,” Kiffin said. “This will showcase two of college football’s greatest game days, and we look forward to this meeting down the road.”
Coach Kiffin even enjoyed a nice little interaction on Twitter with his old school.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) May 18, 2020
USC vs Ole Miss: A Four Point Stance
- 1: This will be the first meeting between the schools in football history.
- 2: The number of games Ole Miss has played against Pac-12 competition in its 127 year existence.
- Both were against Cal in 2017 and 2019
- 3: The amount of seasons current USC coach Clay Helton served under current Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin at USC as both a QB coach and Offensive Coordinator
- 4: The number of wins USC has against SEC competition since 2000
- two wins versus Auburn (2002, 2003)
- two wins versus Arkansas (2005, 2006)
- USC is 14-11-1* against the SEC all time