LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Robert Woods (2) of the USC Trojans carries the ball against cornerback Kevyn Scott (26) of the Syracuse Orangemen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Syracuse Orange football program will make a long awaited return to the Meadowlands Saturday, as it will play the No. 1-ranked USC Trojans in the first ever New York's College Classic (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC) at MetLife Stadium. The Big East/Pac-12 Conference showdown marks the second consecutive year these two programs will square off -- last season, the Trojans easily defeated the Orange, 38-17, at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
This will be the first time MetLife Stadium will host both schools, but neither program is a stranger to playing each other at the Meadowlands. In the 1990 Kickoff Classic, the Trojans defeated the then Orangemen, 34-16.
All-time, SU is 5-3 in East Rutherford including three victories against Rutgers Scarlet Knights and wins against the Wisconsin Badgers and West Virginia Moutaineers. However, USC holds a 3-0 series record against the Orange, including a 16-0 victory at the Coliseum in '24.
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