The 2020 college football season is progressing towards a start date in mid to late September, and the Pac-12 has officially announced their 10-game, conference-only slate for 2020. While this season won’t look anything like seasons past, we will still, at least for now, have some action to look forward to.
Per the Pac-12 release, the season is starting on September 26 and has increased flexibility options for warranting situations.
Following the Pac-12 CEO Group’s July 10 decision to move to a Conference-only football schedule, the Pac-12 today unveiled a 10-game Conference-only schedule (available below as well as on Pac-12.com) structured to maximize flexibility, including the following features:
Season to commence on September 26 (normally Week 4), with the flexibility if necessary to commence on a later date if the situation warrants;
Each team will play five home and five road games;
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, presented by 76®, now slated for December 18 or 19; and
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, 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.
The UCLA Bruins open the season at home, against USC, in what is expected to be the team’s first matchup in September since 1945.
Here’s how the new slate works out for UCLA, with all game times still to be determined:
Week 1, September 26, 2020 — vs USC Trojans
Week 2, October 3, 2020 — @ Oregon State Beavers
Week 3, October 10, 2020 — vs Washington State Cougars
Week 4, October 16, 2020 (Friday) — vs Utah Utes
Week 5, October 24, 2020 — @ Arizona State Sun Devils
Week 7, November 7, 2020 — vs Stanford Cardinal
Week 8, November 14, 2020 — @ Colorado Buffaloes
Week 9, November 21, 2020 — @ Washington Huskies
Week 10, November 28, 2020 — vs Arizona Wildcats
Week 11, December 4, 2020 (Friday) — @ California Golden Bears
So, how does that look for you? Where are the wins coming from this year?