Pac-12 Conference releases 2013 football schedule

The Pac-12 Conference releases its 2013 football schedule Thursday afternoon, complete with non-conference and conference games.

Here’s the complete release from the Pac-12:

 

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