The 2020 revised schedule for Oregon Football and the Pac-12 has been announced, with a unique twist or two.
The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday that the revised schedule for the conference was created with the health and well being of student-athletes in mind first and foremost. The slate of games features conference only matchups, similar to what the Big Ten and other conferences around the country are doing so they can not only play but also do their best to keep an eye on the coronavirus pandemic.
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For Oregon Football, the season was slated to begin with North Dakota State and Ohio State. Now, the season will be pushed back to a start date of September 26th. Oregon will welcome the Colorado Buffaloes to Autzen Stadium to start the 2020 season. The Ducks will then stay geographically close to home for a road trip to Washington State before hosting Arizona State in Week 3 on October 9th, a Friday.
For some schools, in-state rivalries will be how the season begins. USC and UCLA along with Arizona and Arizona State will both stay close to home. The Oregon vs Oregon State matchup that usually ends the regular season for both schools will take place in Week 4 this season on October 17th. The game will be played in Corvallis.
The Ducks then have a bye week before hosting the Washington Huskies on Halloween. The Ducks then face two California schools back to back visiting Cal and hosting the USC Trojans on November 14th. Oregon then travels to Arizona on November 20th before their final home game against Stanford on November 28th.
As has been mentioned in recent weeks, Oregon has added Utah to the schedule and will travel to Salt Lake City to end the regular season in 2020 on December 5th. The Pac-12 Championship Game will be played this season on December 19th, but not in Las Vegas or San Francisco. It will be played in a home-hosted model, which has been done in the past.
If a game cannot be played, it can be moved to a bye week or played on the conference open date of December 12th.
Training Camp is set to start on August 17th. This date is subject to Public Health Orders at the time.