LAKE SALT CITY, Utah – Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10 that they will play a conference-only schedule due to coronavirus problems.
That means 36 matches scheduled to be played against opponents outside of Pac-12 have been canceled.
For Utah, they will not play BYU rivals for the first time since 2014 when Utes made a rival hiatus because Utah is scheduling a home-and-home series with Michigan.
The Utes also will not travel to Laramie to face the former enemy of the West Wyoming Mountain Conference. It will be the first meeting between the two schools since Utah moved to Pac-12. Also, Utah will not face the State of Montana.
Here are other non-conference Pac-12 games that have been canceled.
Devil’s State of Arizona
Devil’s Sun is scheduled to open the season on Thursday, September 3 against Northern Arizona Big Sky. Then they will play UNLV in Las Vegas at the new Raiders stadium on Saturday, September 12th.
Finally, Arizona State will not face BYU in Provo on Saturday, September 19. The Sun Devils is one of three Pac-12 schools that will not play Cougars.
The Wildcats are scheduled to start the season during “Sunday zero” at home against Hawai’i on Saturday, August 29. One week later on September 5, Arizona is scheduled to host the State of Portland.
The only non-conference road game for Arizona is in Lubbock to face former Utah State head coach Matt Wells and Texas Tech Red Raiders.
California Golden Bears
Cal will start the 2020 season on the road against UNLV during “Sunday zero” on Saturday, August 29 at the Allegiant Stadium. A heavy task the following week as their home opener will fight TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, September 5.
They will finish the non-conference slate at home on Saturday, September 12 against Cal Poly.
Under new head coach Karl Dorrell will have a difficult non-conference schedule scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 5 at Fort Collins against rival Colorado State. Then the home opener was set against Fresno State on Saturday, September 12.
The last non-conference match was against Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Agency at College Station, Texas on Saturday, September 19.
Defending Oregon Ducks Pac-12 champions may be disappointed with the announcement because they are scheduled to play with the North Dakota State FCS Champion team at home to open the season on Saturday, September 5. The big one is against Ohio State on Saturday, September 12 at the Autzen Stadium.
They are scheduled to end the non-conference whiteboard at home against Hawai’i on Saturday, September 19.
Oregon State Beavers
The rebuilding at Corvallis should take another step in the right direction and the perfect test will be their season opener on the road in Stillwater against Oklahoma State on Thursday, September 3. Match number 2 on the schedule will be at home against Colorado State on Saturday, September 12.
The last non-conference match against FCS Portland State at home on Saturday, September 19.
David Shaw and his Stanford squad have non-conference matches spread throughout the season. They are scheduled to open the season at home on Saturday, September 5 against William & Mary. Then a historic clash between the Cardinals and Notre Dame will be played in South Bend, Indiana in October.
The final regular season match for Stanford should be at home against BYU on Saturday, November 28.
The third season of the Chip Kelly era will begin during “Sunday zero” at home against the State of New Mexico on Saturday, August 29. The next two non-conference matches will take place against Hawai’i on Saturday, September 5.
One week bye is scheduled after the Hawaii match before facing San Diego on Saturday, September 19.
Trojans have a fantastic non-conference schedule. They will play Alabama in the season opener on Saturday, September 5 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Then the opening match against New Mexico is scheduled for Saturday, September 12.
The last non-conference match will be the final of the regular season against Notre Dame on Saturday, November 28 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
This is a challenging non-conference schedule for Jimmy Lake in his first season as Washington head coach. All three matches at home will help. Washington is scheduled to start the season on Saturday, September 5 against Michigan. Then they will host former Utah offensive coordinators Troy Taylor and Sacramento State on Saturday, September 12.
The last match of the non-conference whiteboard had an impact on the state of Utah when Husky was set to face the State of Utah on Saturday, September 19.
Washington State Cougars
In Nick Rolovich’s first season at the helm at Palouse, Cougars is scheduled to start the 2020 season on the road against the Utah State Aggies on Thursday, September 3. The Washington state cage opener was supposed to be Saturday, September 12 against the Houston Cougars.
The non-conference slate is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 at home against the State of Idaho.
Pac-12 will announce details of the schedule no later than July 31.
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