The No. 3 Trojans begin defense of their national title on Friday as they host UC Davis at 3 p.m. PT at McAlister Field. The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks. The Trojans will hoist a banner for their 2016 National Championship prior to Friday's match.
Rooted To Rise. The motto for the reigning national champions could not be more blue collar. According to fourth-year head coach Keidane McAlpine, "We are only as good as our discipline and our details."
The defending national champions got on the pitch against a different opponent on Friday, hosting UC Irvine in an exhibition contest at McAlister Field. The two squads, playing for the first time in 2017, competed through 90 minutes to a scoreless tie.