Pac-12 Conference releases 2013 football schedule

By the Pac-12 Conference

Conference Championship Game to be Played on Saturday, Dec. 7

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference announced today its 2013 football schedule that features a non-conference slate of 15 games versus teams that participated in bowls following the 2012 season, with four contests against non-conference opponents who participated in BCS bowls.

In addition, traditional rivalry games will be played over the last two weeks of the season, followed by the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.

"Our Conference's success this past season will be tested early in 2013 with a very competitive non-conference schedule," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "Paired with a nine-game Conference schedule and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, I am confident that our collective strength of schedule is among the toughest in the nation."

The season gets under way on Thursday, Aug. 29, as USC visits Hawai'i and Utah hosts Utah State. The opening week of the season also features key non-conference matchups: UCLA hosts Nevada, Washington State visits Auburn, California hosts Northwestern, and Washington hosts Boise State as it re-opens Husky Stadium.

For the second year in a row, fans all across the country will be able to watch every football game played at Pac-12 sites. A combination of the ESPN channels, ABC, and FOX will broadcast 44 games nationally and Pac-12 Networks will offer 35 games to a national audience. Exact broadcast schedules will be determined at a later date.

"This past season was a real game-changer in terms of exposure for Pac-12 football thanks to our new television package with ESPN and FOX and the launch of Pac-12 Networks," said Scott. "The 2013 season promises to deliver Pac-12 football fans even more depth in coverage and analysis."

The 2013 schedule features six games on five Thursday night dates, including key division matchups between UCLA at Utah on Oct. 3, Arizona at USC on Oct. 10, and Oregon at Stanford on Nov. 7. The schedule's three Friday dates feature USC at Oregon State on Nov. 1, Washington at UCLA on Nov. 15, and the Apple Cup and Civil War games the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 29.

The Pac-12 Football Championship Game will once again be played on the home field of the team with the best overall Conference record. But for the first time in its three-year history, the game will be played on a Saturday and will be televised by either ESPN or ABC.

2013 PAC-12 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thurs., Aug 29
USC at Hawai'i
Utah State at UTAH

Sat., Aug 31
Northern Arizona at ARIZONA
Nevada at UCLA
Colorado State vs. COLORADO (1)
Nicholls State at OREGON
Eastern Washington at OREGON STATE
Boise State at WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON STATE at Auburn
Northwestern at CALIFORNIA

Sat., Sept. 7
ARIZONA at UNLV
Sacramento State at ARIZONA STATE
WASHINGTON STATE at USC
Central Arkansas at COLORADO
Weber State at UTAH
OREGON at Nevada
Hawai'i at OREGON STATE
Portland State at CALIFORNIA
San Jose State at STANFORD

Sat,. Sept. 14
UTSA at ARIZONA
Wisconsin at ARIZONA STATE
Boston College at USC
UCLA at Nebraska
Fresno State at COLORADO
OREGON STATE at UTAH
Tennessee at OREGON
WASHINGTON vs. Illinois (2)
Southern Utah at WASHINGTON STATE
Ohio State at CALIFORNIA
STANFORD at Army

Sat., Sept. 21
ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD
Utah State at USC
New Mexico State at UCLA
UTAH at BYU
OREGON STATE at San Diego State
Idaho State at WASHINGTON
Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE

Sat., Sept. 28
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON
USC at ARIZONA STATE
COLORADO at OREGON STATE
CALIFORNIA at OREGON
STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE

Thurs., Oct. 3
UCLA at UTAH

Sat., Oct. 5
ARIZONA STATE vs. Notre Dame (3)
OREGON at COLORADO
WASHINGTON at STANFORD
WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA

Thurs., Oct. 10
ARIZONA at USC

Sat., Oct. 12
COLORADO at ARIZONA STATE
CALIFORNIA at UCLA
STANFORD at UTAH
OREGON at WASHINGTON
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE

Sat., Oct. 19
UTAH at ARIZONA
WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE
USC at Notre Dame
UCLA at STANFORD
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON
OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA

Sat. Oct. 26
ARIZONA at COLORADO
UTAH at USC
UCLA at OREGON
STANFORD at OREGON STATE
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON

Thurs. Oct. 31
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE

Fri., Nov. 1
USC at OREGON STATE

Sat., Nov. 2
ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA
COLORADO at UCLA

Thurs., Nov. 7
OREGON at STANFORD

 

Sat., Nov. 9
UCLA at ARIZONA
ARIZONA STATE at UTAH
USC at CALIFORNIA
COLORADO at WASHINGTON

Fri., Nov. 15
WASHINGTON at UCLA

Sat., Nov. 16
WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE
STANFORD at USC
CALIFORNIA at COLORADO
UTAH at OREGON

Sat., Nov. 23
OREGON at ARIZONA
ARIZONA STATE at UCLA
USC at COLORADO
UTAH at WASHINGTON STATE
WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE
CALIFORNIA at STANFORD

Fri., Nov. 29
OREGON STATE at OREGON
WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON

Sat., Nov. 30
ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE
UCLA at USC
COLORADO at UTAH
Notre Dame at STANFORD

 

Sat., Dec. 7
Pac-12 Football Championship Game (ESPN or ABC)

Neutral Sites
(1) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
(2) Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.
(3) Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas

 

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