USC will make history for Fox Sports and college football TV

USC made history last season when it conceded 62 points to UCLA at the Los Angeles Coliseum. This year, the Trojans are looking to make good history and immediately restore USC football’s reputation after Clay Helton’s disastrous years.

A great way the Trojans will make history in 2022: they will be part of something Fox Sports has never done before.

Big Fox — the over-the-air network, not Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2 — will air a quadruple header of college football games on a Saturday for the first time ever. Fox aired triple headers, but not a four-pack of games in one day. On Saturday, September 17, in Week 3 of the 2022 season, that will change. USC’s game against Fresno State at the Coliseum is the nightcap of proceedings. We feature all four games below, plus Fox’s college football pregame show. It’s a 16-hour football festival and Lincoln Riley will be a part of it.


Jan 4, 2006; Pasadena, California, United States; Southern California Trojans running back Reggie Bush (left) and quarterback Matt Leinart arrive at the Rose Bowl for the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in Pasadena, CA. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2006 Mark J. Rebilas

Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart join the rest of the Fox Sports panel for the network’s two-hour college football pregame show. This is just the start of the celebrations on September 17th.


Oklahoma’s Mario Williams (4) warms up before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, Saturday September 18, 2021.

Do you remember Oklahoma? The former Sooners coach is now coaching for USC. The Sooners face one of their first major trials of the Brent Venables era in the first game of Fox’s unprecedented quadruple header.

BYU-OREGON, 12:30 p.m

09/25/2021; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake walks onto the field after their game against the South Florida Bulls at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

USC narrowly lost to BYU last year. Can the Cougars beat Oregon in 2022? This is the second of four Fox games on September 17th.


Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud (7) throws a pass against the Utah Utes in the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2022 in Pasadena, California.
College Football Rose Bowl

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be the opener to USC in Week 3. Not bad.


10/12/2019; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs head coach Jeff Tedford looks on during the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Fox’s first-ever quadheader concludes with the Trojans facing off against a coach who regularly faced them in the Pete Carroll era: Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford.

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