UW To Open 2008 Grid Season At Oregon
Dec. 12, 2007
SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Washington football team will get back on the field a little earlier next year thanks to a few schedule changes that were approved by the Pac-10 Conference athletic directors yesterday.
The Huskies will kick-off the 2008 season at rival Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Autzen Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 13, but moved in order to provide both teams with a much-needed bye week that was eliminated when the league went to a full round-robin schedule beginning last season.
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Washington's game at home against Big 12 Conference champion Oklahoma has been moved up a week and will be played on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Husky Stadium. The move will provide an open week for the Huskies on Sept. 20.
And, finally, UW's Oct. 11 contest at California will be played on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. It will mark the latest regular-season game for Washington since the 1930's, when early December games were fairly common. The latest regular-season game in school history took place on Dec. 10, 1932 when UW rolled over the West Seattle Athletic Club by a score of 66-0.
The Huskies' attractive seven-game home schedule features Brigham Young University on Sept. 6, Oklahoma on Sept. 13, Stanford on Sept. 27, Oregon State on Oct. 18, Notre Dame on Oct. 25, Arizona State on Nov. 8 and UCLA on Nov. 15.
Eight of Washington's opponents next season will appear in bowl games over the next few weeks, including BCS bowl participants Oklahoma (Tostitos Fiesta) and USC (Rose).
Oregon will face South Florida in the Brut Sun Bowl. BYU will play UCLA in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl. Oregon State will match-up with Maryland in the Emerald Bowl. Arizona State plays Texas in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. And, California plays Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
Washington's opponents next season have compiled a pre-bowl record of 86-59 for a .686 winning percentage.