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Pac-12 announces update schedule; CU opens season Nov. 7 with UCLA

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 00:47:12-04

BOULDER — The Pac-12 Conference released its schedules for the shortened, but set-to-be resumed, 2020 football season Saturday morning, with the 7-game season now set to commence on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The University of Colorado will open the season at home against UCLA at Folsom Field.

CU will play all five of its South Division opponents and Stanford from the North.

In the new schedule, Arizona State and Utah will also visit Boulder, with CU’s road games set for Stanford, Southern California and Arizona.

All six games are in the same locations as on the original schedule released last January; the seventh game will be played in the final weekend (Dec. 18-19) with a North Division opponent to be determined the week prior.

“We’re excited that we finally have something in concrete to look forward to,” CU head coach Karl Dorrell said. “We’re all excited, coaches, players. We’re also looking forward to starting the season at home.”

Ironically, with the Buffaloes drawing UCLA for their first game, Dorrell will be coaching against the school he served as head coach for five seasons (2003-07). Another irony – his first game as head coach at UCLA was in Boulder against CU, a game in which the Buffs rallied to win, 16-14.