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College football goliaths to kick off 2020 season at AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium will host the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29, one of two national semifinal games for the upcoming college football season.
AT&T Stadium will host the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29, one of two national semifinal games for the upcoming college football season. AP

The 2020 college football season will kickoff in style at AT&T Stadium.

How's this to whet your appetite: Alabama vs. USC.

The two goliaths will play each other on Sept. 5, 2020 as part of the 2020 AdvoCare Classic. These two teams met in this same game back in 2016 with Alabama winning 52-6.

“We believe the AdvoCare Classic is one of the most prestigious kickoff games in college football and we are excited to continue to build on the great history with this matchup,” said Stephen Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Cowboys, in a press release. “This game gives both teams an opportunity to show their dominance early in the season and we look forward to welcoming them both back to Arlington.”

This will be the fourth time Alabama has played in the season-opening game. The Tide have won the previous three (41-14 over Michigan in 2012, 35-17 over Wisconsin in 2015, and the 52-6 win over USC in 2016).

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to open another season at the AdvoCare Classic in 2020,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “Our team and our fans have always enjoyed playing in North Texas and AT&T Stadium is a fantastic competitive environment. This event has always been first-class with the intensity of a bowl game. We are also pleased to have the chance to once again face USC, and we look forward to a great game.”

USC made a trip to Arlington in December when it lost to Ohio State, 24-7, in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

"We are excited to be able to compete in an event that is so attractive to the nation's college football fans," said USC head football coach Clay Helton. "The 2020 AdvoCare Classic will once again bring together two programs with strong and successful traditions. Playing as many outstanding non-conference opponents as possible is an experience our players and fans want. The Trojans versus the Crimson Tide will be such a game and playing in AT&T Stadium only adds to the big-time atmosphere."

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