2016 Pac-12 Football Schedule Released, Key Early Match Up Sees Alabama Visiting USC


Tuesday night the Pac-12 Conference announced the 2016 football schedule in all it’s glory which include some great non-conference games and timely conference match-ups. Here’s what things look like for next season and you can decide who’s got a tough schedule and potential path to the championship.

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Hawaii and California open the 101st season of Pac-12 football in Sydney, Australia at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, August 27th. Sports Authority Field in Denver hosts the Rocky Mountain Showdown between in-state foes Colorado and Colorado State on a busy Friday, September 2 which includes Kansas State visiting Stanford.

The next weekend will be big for conference bragging rights with two neutral site games plus a few other non-conference match-ups. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale hosts Arizona versus BYU then AT&T Stadium has two titans in Alabama facing Southern California. UCLA also visits the Lone Star State where they’ll square off at Kyle Field with Texas A&M.

September 10th sees Texas Tech at Arizona State, the Holy War return to the regular season schedule when BYU is in Salt Lake City against Utah. Oregon will play host to an ACC opponent in Virginia that weekend as well. Washington State makes the short trip east to tangle with Boise State.

Conference play begins September 17 when we get a title game rematch in Palo Alto with USC squaring off against rival Stanford. The Bruins travel to Provo against the Cougars in a rematch of a thrilling game from this last season at the Rose Bowl. Oregon fans will get a chance to see Mikey Riley against as the Ducks invade Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium against Nebraska. Texas and Cal meet in Berkeley in another meeting of games that went down to the wire this past season.

October 15 sees the Cardinal going to South Bend to face Notre Dame which last time they met at Notre Dame Stadium, Stanford fans feel Stefan Taylor crossing the goal line which could’ve given them the win. November 5th it’ll be the Ducks flying south to take on USC at the Coliseum.

Circle the 12th of November when the PAC-12 North could be on the line when Stanford and Oregon meet once against, can the Ducks make it back-to-back wins over their division rival?

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The Crosstown Showdown is November 19 at the Rose Bowl where the south title could be decided with Southern Cal facing UCLA. This includes the games we’re looking at right now but expect surprises galore before we get to these games next fall.