Alabama set to play Southern California in 2016

Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones (22) reacts after scoring on a punt return against Virginia Tech in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 201, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones (22) reacts after scoring on a punt return against Virginia Tech in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 201, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Alabama will return to Arlington, Texas, to play the University of Southern California on Sept. 3, 2016 in the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium, Alabama confirmed Wednesday.

The game will mark the third time the Crimson Tide has made an appearance in Arlington since 2012. The Tide knocked off the University of Michigan 41-14 to open its 2012 season and will return to play in the Cowboys Classic to open the 2015 season against Wisconsin.

Ticket sales and television coverage information will be released at a later date.

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