Pac-12 unveils 10-game football schedule beginning on Sept. 26

Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell (27) walks next to a Pac-12 logo on the field at Stanford Stadium during an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP file photo)

The Pac-12 is following the SEC’s lead in pushing back its schedule.

The league announced Friday that it’ll play a 10-game league schedule this football season. It is scheduled to start on Sept. 26 and the Pac-12 title game will be played on Dec. 19.

The Pac-12’s opening week features marquee matchups like USC vs. UCLA, Stanford vs. Washington and Arizona vs. Arizona State.

The announcement comes at a time when the conference has been divided on how to proceed with the season. The severity of the virus has hampered or delayed practice at several schools, with the California schools hamstrung by local and state government regulations as well as campus restrictions. Schools like Colorado and Utah have been bullish about being able to start camp, according to sources, as the virus case numbers aren’t as severe in those areas.

The unknown impact of the virus in hot spots in the upcoming weeks is one reason why the league is giving the schools the option to push that opening game on Sept. 26 back to later in the schedule and start the season on Oct. 3. The teams could schedule a makeup game later in the season – Dec. 12 is an open date one week before the title game.

The Pac-12 title game won’t be played in Las Vegas this year as scheduled. The higher seed will host the title game on campus.

Pac-12 athletic directors decided on July 10 to form a conference-only schedule, quickly following the Big Ten’s decision to do so.

Complete Pac-12 football schedule

Sept. 26

Arizona State at Arizona
USC at UCLA
Colorado at Oregon
Utah at Washington State
Cal at Oregon State
Stanford at Washington

Oct. 3

Arizona at Washington
UCLA at Oregon State
Utah at Colorado
Cal at USC
Stanford at Arizona State
Oregon at Washington State

Oct. 10

Arizona State at Oregon (Oct. 9)
USC at Stanford
Colorado at Arizona
Oregon State at Utah
Washington at Cal
Washington State at UCLA

Oct. 17

Utah at UCLA (Oct. 16)
Colorado at USC
Cal at Washington State
Oregon at Oregon State

Oct. 24

USC at Arizona
UCLA at Arizona State
Stanford at Cal
Oregon State at Washington

Oct. 31

Washington State at Stanford (Oct. 30)
Arizona at Utah
Arizona State at Colorado
Washington at Oregon

Nov. 7

Colorado at Washington (Nov. 6)
Arizona at Oregon State
Utah at Arizona State
Stanford at UCLA
Oregon at Cal
Washington State at USC

Nov. 14

Arizona State at Washington State
USC at Oregon
UCLA at Colorado
Cal at Arizona
Oregon State at Stanford
Washington at Utah

Nov. 21

Oregon at Arizona
Arizona State at USC
UCLA at Washington
Colorado at Stanford
Utah at Cal
Washington State at Oregon State

Nov. 28

USC at Utah (Nov. 27)
Washington at Washington State (Nov. 27)
Arizona at UCLA
Cal at Arizona State
Oregon State at Colorado
Stanford at Oregon

Dec. 5

UCLA at Cal (Dec. 4)
Arizona at Stanford
Oregon at Utah
Oregon State at Arizona State
Washington at USC
Washington State at Colorado

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