The PAC-12 football schedule for 2020 is out, but it's still unknown whether the games will be played.
Oregon State University
The Pac-12 Conference released its revised conference schedule for the 2020 season on Friday. The Beavers are slated for five games at Reser Stadium, and five away, with the opener scheduled for Sept. 26 at home vs. California.
The conference opponents from Oregon State’s original schedule carry over to the revised slate, and the Beavers add Colorado, whom they last faced in 2018.
The Beavers also host UCLA (Oct. 3), Oregon (Oct. 17), Arizona (Nov. 7) and Washington State (Nov. 21). Oregon State plays at Utah (Oct. 10), Washington (Oct. 24), Stanford (Nov. 14), Colorado (Nov. 28), and ends the season at Arizona State (Dec. 5).
The Beavers’ bye is Oct. 31 and the Pac-12 placed a flex week in the schedule – for any game makeup needs -- at the end of the season – Dec. 12 –before the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 18. Also, the flexible schedule provides an opportunity to shift a game to the bye week.
The 2020 slate marks the first time the Beavers won’t end the regular season by playing Oregon since 2012 when Hurricane Isaac forced the season opener against Nicholls State to be moved to Dec. 1. It’s also the first time the Beavers won’t end their conference schedule against Oregon since 2003 when the Beavers visited USC on Dec. 6, two weeks after playing the Ducks.
OSU, Washington, and Washington State are the only teams to play the first two games of the season at home. The Beavers join Arizona and Washington as the only teams with two road games to end the year. OSU, UCLA, and Washington are the only teams to have three of the final four contests away from its home venues. The Beavers are also the only team in the league to not have a Friday modified regular-season game on the slate.
"We have built a scheduling model that is flexible but today's announcement is not a guarantee that these games will be played,” VP and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes said. “As has been the case, we will continue to look to the local health authorities to guide our decisions on all practices and competitions.”
Just three Covid-19 positive tests have been returned from Oregon State student-athletes since returning to campus this summer. Oregon State student-athletes have been back on campus for approximately a month for voluntary workouts.
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Sept. 26 vs. California
Oct. 3 vs. UCLA
Oct. 10 at Utah
Oct. 17 vs. Oregon
Oct. 24 at Washington
Oct. 31 BYE
Nov. 7 vs. Arizona
Nov. 14 at Stanford
Nov. 21 vs. Washington State
Nov. 28 at Colorado
Dec. 5 at Arizona State
Dec. 18 Pac-12 Championship Game
University of Oregon
Following an announcement three weeks ago to play only conference games during the 2020 season, the Pac-12 unveiled a 10-game slate that is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 26, with all 12 schools playing five games at home and five on the road.
Oregon’s originally scheduled nine Pac-12 opponents remained the same with the addition of a road game at Utah to close the regular season on Saturday, Dec. 5. Since the Ducks had five road games in the original nine-game schedule, their Sept. 26 showdown against Colorado was flipped to Autzen Stadium.
“We appreciate the efforts and genuine care of the PAC-12 Conference and of our fellow member schools as we all navigate together the safest path for a return to competition this fall,” Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said. “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and fans, and we will continue to rely on the advice and direction of Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, and the PAC-12 Medical Advisory Group. The 2020 football schedule released today is built to maximize flexibility, and as more information becomes available about all of our 2020 fall sports, we will share it with our fans."
The 125th season in Oregon football history is scheduled to begin with the aforementioned home game against Colorado, which will mark the first home conference opener to start a season since 2008 against Washington. It also marks the second consecutive season the Ducks have hosted the Buffaloes.
Week two will bring Oregon’s first road game at Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 3, which will be quickly followed by a home game against Arizona State on Friday, Oct. 9.
For the first time since 1945, Oregon’s rivalry game against Oregon State is not scheduled to be played in November or December. The Ducks will make the short trip to Corvallis on Saturday, Oct. 17, for the 124th meeting between the two programs.
Following its only scheduled bye week, Oregon will resume the 10-game schedule with its third home game against Washington on Saturday, Oct. 31. The Ducks and Huskies have played back-to-back games decided by four points or less, with the Ducks taking both contests.
The second half of the five game schedule will feature three road games, at California (Nov. 7), at Arizona (Nov. 20) and at Utah (Dec. 5). The showdown at Arizona will be Oregon’s second Friday game of the season, marking the first time since 2015 its had two non-Saturday regular season games.
Sandwiched between the road game at Cal and at Arizona is a Saturday, Nov. 14th, tilt against USC at Autzen Stadium. It will be the Trojans’ third trip to Eugene since 2011.
Oregon will look to avenge its last loss at Autzen Stadium when it closes out its home slate against Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 28. The regular season finale at Utah will be a rematch of the 2019 Pac-12 Championship Game.
Games that are unable to be played on their scheduled date can be made up in their bye weeks or in Week 12 (December 12), with the Pac-12 Football Championship Game now slated for December 18 or 19. The Pac-12 Football Championship Game will be held in a home-hosted model for 2020, with the Pac-12 and partners Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and MGM Resorts International agreeing to commence hosting of the Championship Game at Allegiant Stadium in 2021 for its two-year run in Las Vegas in order to ensure a successful launch of the inaugural event.
Sept. 26 – Colorado
Oct. 3 – at Washington State
Oct. 9 – Arizona State
Oct. 17 – at Oregon State
Oct. 24 – Bye
Oct. 31 – Washington
Nov. 7 – at California
Nov. 14 – USC
Nov. 20 – at Arizona
Nov. 28 – Stanford
Dec. 5 – at Utah