Pac-12 Releases 2013 Football Schedules, Stanford Cardinal Gets Thursday Matchup


We already knew who Oregon played in the non-conference, but finally the Pac-12 released their conference football schedules for the upcoming 2013 season. The Ducks won’t benefit from having almost all home games in the first two months like last season, but the month of November could be just as dangerous.

Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detail view of the Oregon Ducks helmet during the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Ducks beats the Wildcats 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the conference slate for football:

  • Saturday, September 28th – vs California
  • Saturday, October 5th – at Colorado
  • Saturday, October 12th – at Washington
  • Saturday, October 19th – vs Washington State
  • Saturday, October 26th – vs UCLA
  • Thursday, November 7th – at Stanford
  • Saturday, November 16th – vs Utah
  • Saturday, November 23rd – at Arizona
  • Friday, November 29th – vs Oregon State

Oregon will not play USC or Arizona State, but having to face UCLA instead might be even tougher with the Bruins winning the South division a season ago. Luckily, bye weeks will come before conference play begins and the week before that Thursday night game in Stanford, separating what could be the toughest stretch of the schedule. The Ducks will still have to play two road games in the month of November, obviously a tough one against the Cardinal and Arizona will obviously be no small task.

No times and TV schedules are announced as of yet, but it’s expected that the Thursday night game against Stanford and the rivalry game against Oregon State will be on national TV, likely an ESPN network. The Pac-12 Championship game will be on Saturday, December 7th, and will be broadcast on either ESPN or ABC.

The Ducks will play Nicholls State and Tennessee at home, with a game at Nevada sandwiched in-between, for their non-conference slate. This schedule breaks down into having seven home games, five away games, and zero neutral site games in the regular season.

Brian Spaen is the lead editor of Autzen Zoo and Clones Confidential. Follow more Oregon Ducks coverage with the zoo on Twitter.