2021 Pac-12 Football early television schedule announced
Kickoff times & TV selections for “special date” games also announced
SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Conference television partners ESPN, FOX Sports and Pac-12 Networks will provide complete coverage of the entire Pac-12 home football schedule during the 2021 season. Pac-12 Networks is set to air 36 Pac-12 home games, while ESPN and FOX Sports will combine for 45 games from Pac-12 home and neutral sites, including the 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, on Friday, Dec. 3, on ABC.
In addition to the first three weeks of the season, kickoff times and television selections have also been announced for all “special date” games for the 2021 Pac-12 football season, covering all Thursday & Friday matchups throughout the coming year.
𝗪𝗵𝗼'𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹? 😎🏈
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) May 27, 2021
Week Zero & One Highlights
- WEEK ZERO KICKOFF: UCLA hosts Hawai’i on the season’s opening day, Saturday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
- THURSDAY & FRIDAY ACTION: Week One kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 2 with UTAH hosting Weber State (start time TBD) and ARIZONA STATE hosting Southern Utah (7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT), followed by COLORADO hosting Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. MT, with all three of those games on Pac-12 Network.
- EARLY MORNING SATURDAY: On Saturday, Sept. 4, action begins at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET as STANFORD takes on Kansas State in the Allstate Kickoff Classic from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. on FS1.
- BRUINS BATTLE TIGERS: In the first of two Pac-12 vs. SEC showdowns over the first three weeks of the season, UCLA hosts LSU at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 4, in a primetime matchup on FOX.
- ARIZONA TRAVELS TO VEGAS: In the Wildcats' first game under new head coach Jedd Fisch, ARIZONA takes on BYU from Allegiant Stadium in the Vegas Kickoff Classic on ESPN, set for 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on Saturday, Sept. 4.
- PAC-12 NETWORK QUADRUPLE HEADER: On Saturday, Sept. 4, Pac-12 Network will air a quadruple header featuring OREGON hosting Fresno State, WASHINGTON hosting Montana, USC hosting San Jose State and WASHINGTON STATE hosting Utah State.
- BEARS AND BEAVERS ON FS1: Also on Saturday, Sept. 4, OREGON STATE travels to Purdue for a 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET matchup, while CALIFORNIA hosts Nevada at 7:30 p.m. / 10:30 p.m. ET, both on FS1.
Week Two Highlights
- FULL FOX SATURDAY: Pac-12 football sees action across FOX on Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning with OREGON at Ohio State at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET, followed by COLORADO taking on Texas A&M from Empower Field at Mile High and wrapping up the day with USC hosting STANFORD in the first Pac-12 matchup of the season at 7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET. For the OREGON at Ohio State matchup, FOX Sports' BIG NOON KICKOFF pregame show is set to be on site while the evening's STANFORD at USC matchup will be the first ever Pac-12 After Dark action on FOX.
- ABC PRIME-TIME MATCHUP: On Saturday, Sept. 11, WASHINGTON travels to Michigan for a marquee matchup on ABC at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET.
- PAC-12 NETWORK DOUBLEHEADER: Pac-12 Network will feature a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 11 with WASHINGTON STATE hosting Portland State at 3:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. MT and ARIZONA hosting San Diego State at 7:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. MT in Jedd Fisch’s Arizona Stadium debut as the Wildcats' new head coach.
- EXCITING NON-CONFERENCE MATCHUPS: Saturday, Sept. 11 also features CALIFORNIA traveling to TCU at 12:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. MT on ESPNU, UTAH traveling to BYU at 7:15 p.m. PT / 8:15 p.m. MT on ESPN, ARIZONA STATE hosting UNLV at 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on ESPN2 and OREGON STATE hosting Hawai’i at 8:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. MT on FS1.
Week Three Highlights
- ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY ON PAC-12 NETWORKS: On Saturday, Sept 18, Pac-12 Networks will feature seven games across its family of channels and the Pac-12 Now app, including COLORADO hosting Minnesota, OREGON STATE hosting Idaho, CALIFORNIA hosting Sacramento State, WASHINGTON hosting Arkansas State, OREGON hosting Stony Brook, ARIZONA hosting Northern Arizona and UCLA hosting Fresno State.
- COUGS & TROJANS FOX FACEOFF: At 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 18, WASHINGTON STATE hosts USC in an early conference matchup on FOX.
- NON-CONFERENCE ROAD MATCHUPS: Saturday, Sept. 18 also features UTAH traveling to San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network, STANFORD traveling to Vanderbilt on ESPNU and ARIZONA STATE traveling to BYU on ESPN.
Special Date Highlights
- #PAC12FCG ON ABC: The 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, will take place on Friday, Dec. 3 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, featuring the Pac-12 North division winner against the Pac-12 South division winner in a marquee matchup taking place again on ABC (2019 title game also took place on ABC while the 2020 title game aired on FOX).
- ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT ACTION: Throughout the remainder of the 2021 Pac-12 football season, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise three total Friday games including STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on ESPN, CALIFORNIA at OREGON on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on ESPN and WASHINGTON at ARIZONA on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on ESPN2.
- FOX SPORTS FRIDAYS: FOX Sports is set to televise three Pac-12 Friday games, including UTAH at STANFORD on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. MT on FS1 and a rivalry doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 26, with COLORADO at UTAH and WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON. Kickoff times and network selections for the Friday, Nov. 26 games will be announced at a later date with the games airing on either FOX or FS1.
- PAC-12 NETWORKS SPECIAL DATE SLATE: In addition to three Pac-12 football games airing on Pac-12 Networks in Week One (two on Thursday, Sept. 2 and one on Friday, Sept. 3), Pac-12 Network will also feature ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE on Friday, Nov. 19 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. MT.
In total over the first three weeks of the season, Pac-12 Networks will televise 16 games, all of which are available anywhere to Pac-12 Networks subscribers via the Pac-12 Now app. Of the 16 matchups, 13 will be carried nationally on Pac-12 Network while three games will be available locally in the home team’s market on the appropriate Pac-12 Networks regional channel.
ESPN will televise Pac-12 football on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ABC, while FOX Sports will air its games on FOX or FS1. Both network partners will simulcast selected games on ESPN Deportes and FOX Deportes.
While television selections for the first few weeks of the 2021 season have been made, as well as all Thursday and Friday games throughout the season, all remaining television game selections and start times, starting with week four (Sat., Sept. 25) and running through the final week of the regular season (Fri., Nov. 26 - Sat., Nov. 27) will be made 12- or six-days in advance.
The following is the television schedule for the 2021 Pac-12 football season:
|Sat., Aug. 28||Hawai’i at UCLA||12:30p PT / 3:30p ET||ESPN|
|Thur., Sept. 2||Weber State at UTAH||TBD||P12N|
|Southern Utah at ARIZONA STATE||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||P12N|
|Fri., Sept. 3||Northern Colorado at COLORADO||6p PT / 7p MT||P12N|
|Sat., Sept. 4||STANFORD at Kansas State (in Arlington)||9a PT / 12p ET||FS1|
|Fresno State at OREGON||11a PT / 2p ET||P12N|
|San Jose State at USC||2p PT / 5p ET||P12N|
|OREGON STATE at Purdue||4p PT / 7p ET||FS1|
|Montana at WASHINGTON||5p PT / 6p MT||P12N|
|LSU at UCLA||5:30p PT / 8:30p ET||FOX|
|Nevada at CALIFORNIA||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||FS1|
|BYU vs. ARIZONA (in Las Vegas)||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||ESPN|
|Utah State at WASHINGTON STATE||8p PT / 9p MT||P12N|
|Sat., Sept. 11||OREGON at Ohio State||9a PT / 12p ET||FOX|
|Texas A&M at COLORADO (in Denver)||12:30p PT / 1:30p MT||FOX|
|CALIFORNIA at TCU||12:30p PT / 3:30p ET||ESPNU|
|Portland State at WASHINGTON STATE||3p PT / 6p ET||P12N|
|WASHINGTON at Michigan||4:30p PT / 7:30p ET||ABC|
|San Diego State at ARIZONA||7p PT / 8p MT||P12N|
|UTAH at BYU||7:15p PT / 8:15p MT||ESPN|
|UNLV at ARIZONA STATE||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||ESPN2|
|STANFORD at USC||7:30p PT / 10:30p ET||FOX|
|Hawai'i at OREGON STATE||8p PT / 11p ET||FS1|
|Sat., Sept. 18||Minnesota at COLORADO||10a PT / 11a MT||P12N|
|USC at WASHINGTON STATE||12:30p PT / 3:30p ET||FOX|
|Idaho at OREGON STATE||12:30p PT / 1:30p MT||Pac-12 Now|
|Sacramento State at CALIFORNIA||1p PT / 2p MT||Pac-12 Now|
|Arkansas State at WASHINGTON||1:15p PT / 4:15p ET||P12N|
|UTAH at San Diego State||4p PT / 5p MT||CBSSN|
|Stony Brook at OREGON||4:30p PT / 7:30p ET||P12N|
|STANFORD at Vanderbilt||5p PT / 8p ET||ESPNU|
|Northern Arizona at ARIZONA||7p PT / 8p MT||Pac-12 Now|
|ARIZONA STATE at BYU||7:15p PT / 8:15p MT||ESPN|
|Fresno State at UCLA||7:45p PT / 8:45p MT||P12N|
|Sat., Sept. 25||UCLA at STANFORD|
|CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON|
|ARIZONA at OREGON|
|OREGON STATE at USC|
|WASHINGTON STATE at UTAH|
|COLORADO at ARIZONA STATE|
|Sat., Oct. 2||OREGON at STANFORD|
|USC at COLORADO|
|ARIZONA STATE at UCLA|
|WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE|
|WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA|
|Fri., Oct. 8||STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||ESPN|
|Sat., Oct. 9||UTAH at USC||TBD||FOX or FS1|
|OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE|
|UCLA at ARIZONA|
|Fri., Oct. 15||CALIFORNIA at OREGON||7:30p PT / 10:30p ET||ESPN|
|Sat., Oct. 16||ARIZONA STATE at UTAH||
|UCLA at WASHINGTON|
|ARIZONA at COLORADO|
|STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE||TBD||TBD ^|
|^ ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Fri., Oct. 22||WASHINGTON at ARIZONA||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||ESPN2|
|Sat., Oct. 23||USC at Notre Dame||4:30p PT / 7:30p ET||NBC|
|BYU at WASHINGTON STATE|
|OREGON at UCLA|
|UTAH at OREGON STATE|
|COLORADO at CALIFORNIA|
|Sat., Oct. 30||WASHINGTON at STANFORD|
|UCLA at UTAH|
|COLORADO at OREGON|
|ARIZONA at USC|
|WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA STATE|
|OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA|
|Fri., Nov. 5||UTAH at STANFORD||7:30p PT / 8:30p MT||FS1|
|Sat., Nov. 6||OREGON at WASHINGTON|
|USC at ARIZONA STATE|
|OREGON STATE at COLORADO|
|CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA|
|Sat., Nov. 13||ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON|
|WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON|
|USC at CALIFORNIA|
|COLORADO at UCLA|
|STANFORD at OREGON STATE|
|UTAH at ARIZONA|
|Fri., Nov. 19||ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE||6p PT / 7p MT||P12N|
|Sat., Nov. 20||UCLA at USC|
|OREGON at UTAH|
|WASHINGTON at COLORADO|
|CALIFORNIA at STANFORD|
|ARIZONA STATE at OREGON STATE|
|Fri., Nov. 26||COLORADO at UTAH||1p or 1:30p or 5p PT||FOX or FS1|
|WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON||1p or 1:30p or 5p PT||FOX or FS1|
|Sat., Nov. 27||Notre Dame at STANFORD|
|BYU at USC|
|OREGON STATE at OREGON|
|CALIFORNIA at UCLA|
|ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE|
|Fri., Dec. 3||2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game||5p PT / 8p ET||ABC|