PAC-12 PUTS FORWARD REVAMPED FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2020 – Oregon Opens with Colorado and Faces the Beavers Early
The calendar year of 2020 is already the strangest one for most of our lifetimes and the college football season is bound to be a doozy.
That is if it happens.
Assuming we do have football, the Pac-12 came out with its revised schedule today.
Here are some of the highlights:
Oregon’s schedule alternates home game and road game and the Ducks begin the season at home Sept. 26 against Colorado.
They’ll go up to the Palouse Oct. 3 to take on the Cougars before a huge home game just six days later Oct. 9 with Arizona State. The Sun Devils upset win last year most likely cost Oregon a trip to the playoff, so all eyes will be on this one.
Then the weirdness begins.
Oregon goes to Corvallis to take on the Beavers Oct. 17.
It’s the first time the two in-state rivals will not play the last game in the regular season in recent and in the not-so-recent memory.
No Pac-12 team plays their rival for the final game of the season unless that game happens to be canceled due to the pandemic and made up Dec. 12. Arizona and ASU actually start the season playing each other for the first time since 1937.
Duck fans will be looking forward to a Halloween date with Washington before playing at Cal No. 7. Perhaps what might be the game of the year and a preview of the conference championship, USC comes to Autzen Nov. 14. Oregon goes to Arizona for another Friday night game Nov. 20 with Stanford (Nov. 28) and at Utah (Dec. 5) rounding out the regular season.
Oregon does not play UCLA.
In another change, the Pac-12 title game will not be in Vegas but will be on the campus of the team with the best record Dec. 18 or 19.
Teams are scheduled to begin fall camp of the week of Aug. 15.
For the composite football schedule and more information on fall sports as a whole, go to:
~ Don Smalley