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Pac-12 Changes Football Schedule


The Pac-12 Conference announced a 10-game, conference-only schedule that will have the 2020 college football season kick off on Sept. 26.

Within the schedule, the conference has built-in plenty of flexibility for things to be adjusted on the fly. It could be a good time to get games underway as sports betting heats up across the state.

Each team will play five games at both home and on the road, with one built-in bye week. The Pac-12 Championship Game will now be played on either Dec. 18 or 19, depending on what transpires throughout the season.

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The Pac-12 was planning to host their conference title game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but that will no longer be the case. The league will use a home-hosted model in 2020, with hopes of returning to Allegiant Stadium in 2021.

Pac-12 executives and Allegiant Stadium agreed to a two-year deal to host the title game in Las Vegas beginning in 2021. The league will keep the Dec. 12 weekend open, and teams can use that time to make up games that were forced to be canceled.

The Pac-12 made the announcement to play conference-only games on July 10, but this was the first time that the schedule has been unveiled. The Big Ten Conference also announced a similar schedule on the same day.

New Opponents, Locations For Colorado

Colorado was scheduled to begin its regular season on Sept. 5 at Colorado State before taking on Fresno State on Sept. 12. The Buffaloes were then scheduled to travel to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Sept. 19.

All three of those games are now canceled, and Colorado will now begin its 2020 season by taking on the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Ore. Oregon was supposed to come to Boulder for the first time since 2015, but the Pac-12 Conference has altered the schedule.

The original nine Pac-12 opponents will remain the same for the Buffaloes, but other dates and locations have also changed. Oregon State was added to the Colorado schedule and will visit Folsom Field on Nov. 28.

Traditionally, the best rivalry games in the Pac-12 take place at the end of the regular season, but these games are now spread throughout the year. Colorado will host rival Utah in week two action on Oct. 3.

Colorado will play three of its first four games on the road, the first time this has happened since 2016.

The Buffaloes finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 5-7, and they went 3-6 in Pac-12 play. Karl Dorrell will be the new head coach for the Buffaloes in 2020, replacing the departed Mel Tucker.

Colorado Buffaloes 2020 Schedule

Here is a look at the revised 2020 football schedule for the Colorado Buffaloes this fall:

  • 26 at Oregon
  • 3 Utah
  • 10 at Arizona
  • 17 at USC
  • 24 Bye Week
  • 31 Arizona State
  • 6 at Washington
  • 14 UCLA
  • 21 at Stanford
  • 28 Oregon State
  • 5 Washington State
  • 19 Pac-12 Championship Game

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