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A Huge Non-Conference Game Has Been Scheduled To Open 2020 Season

A panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama and USC opened up the 2016 season against each other in Arlington, Texas. They will be doing the same thing again in the near future.

The Crimson Tide and Trojans will kick off the 2020 season in the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, according to The game will be played on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

Per FBSSchedules, Alabama will receive $6 million for the game. That's a hefty pay day.

The last time these teams hooked up, the Crimson Tide thrashed USC 52-6 in the 2016 opener.

Alabama, which recently added home-and-home series with Texas and Notre Dame, has made it a recent tradition to open up with a Power 5 opponent at a neutral site. In recent years, Nick Saban's team has played USC, Florida State, Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The Tide will face Louisville in Orlando to open the 2018 season and Duke in Atlanta to start 2019. After playing USC in 2020, Alabama has a 2021 opener scheduled against Miami in Atlanta.

USC will conclude a two-year series with Texas this season. The Trojans will play BYU in 2019, 2021 and 2023 in addition to their yearly rivalry game against Notre Dame.

This year's AdvoCare Classic will feature Miami and LSU. Next year's matchup is Oregon vs. Auburn.