A New Year's Six Bowl game after a 4-8 season and 10+ years of no actual program development. Kaboom, we go 11-2. A lot of hard work and fast development of limited resources has led us to a classic bowl in the Cotton Bowl. USC versus Tulane and many questions about the starting QB role unless you talk to the latest Heisman Trophy awardee in, Mr. Caleb Williams. He claims to be ready to go, but I still have doubts as his type of injury is very difficult to heal, and we have a strong QB2 in Miller Moss ready to go.
Many players have pushed their final decision on whether to play, and we are still not 100% sure who will play. From an injury perspective, we lost a great Trojan in our starting center and QB of the O Line, Brett Neilon, in the Pac-12 Championship game vs. Utah.
This New Year's Day Bowl, games will be played on Monday, January 2nd, 2023. It seems odd typing 2023, but here we go. The Cotton Bowl represents some of the grand old games of the past, and for USC, it's a trip back to the bowls that matter. The ones played at the start of a new year. One game away from a trip to the NY6 bowls and the playoffs, but as they say, the better team won on that day, and we are headed to the Cotton Bowl.
Dallas oilman J. Curtis Sanford conceived the Cotton Bowl. The first game was played in 1937. After the 1940 game, a group of Dallas citizens acquired control of the game and named themselves the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, which later that year became an agency of the Southwest Conference. Historic beginnings led to the vaunted SEC Conference we all know today. For comparison sake, The Rose Bowl Game, played at Rose Bowl stadium, is the oldest currently operating bowl game—first played in 1902, it has been played annually since 1916.
Fight On! Beat Tulane and finish the 2022 Season winning the Cotton Bowl