"Our Conference's success this past season will be tested early in 2013 with a very competitive non-conference schedule," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "Paired with a nine-game Conference schedule and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, I am confident that our collective strength of schedule is among the toughest in the nation."
The season gets under way on Thursday, Aug. 29, as USC visits Hawai'i and Utah hosts Utah State. The opening week of the season also features key non-conference matchups: UCLA hosts Nevada, Washington State visits Auburn, California hosts Northwestern, and Washington hosts Boise State as it re-opens Husky Stadium.
For the second year in a row, fans all across the country will be able to watch every football game played at Pac-12 sites. A combination of the ESPN channels, ABC, and FOX will broadcast 44 games nationally and Pac-12 Networks will offer 35 games to a national audience. Exact broadcast schedules will be determined at a later date.
"This past season was a real game-changer in terms of exposure for Pac-12 football thanks to our new television package with ESPN and FOX and the launch of Pac-12 Networks," said Scott. "The 2013 season promises to deliver Pac-12 football fans even more depth in coverage and analysis."
The 2013 schedule features six games on five Thursday night dates, including key division matchups between UCLA at Utah on Oct. 3, Arizona at USC on Oct. 10, and Oregon at Stanford on Nov. 7. The schedule's three Friday dates feature USC at Oregon State on Nov. 1, Washington at UCLA on Nov. 15, and the Apple Cup and Civil War games the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 29.
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game will once again be played on the home field of the team with the best overall Conference record. But for the first time in its three-year history, the game will be played on a Saturday and will be televised by either ESPN or ABC.
2013 PAC-12 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Thurs., Aug 29 USC at Hawai'i Utah State at UTAH Sat., Aug 31 Northern Arizona at ARIZONA Nevada at UCLA Colorado State vs. Colorado (1) Nicholls State at OREGON Eastern Washington at OREGON STATE Boise State at WASHINGTON WASHINGTON STATE at Auburn Northwestern at CALIFORNIA Sat., Sept. 7 ARIZONA at UNLV Sacramento State at Arizona State WASHINGTON STATE at USC Central Arkansas at COLORADO Weber State at UTAH OREGON at Nevada Hawai'i at OREGON STATE Portland State at CALIFORNIA San Jose State at STANFORD Sat,. Sept. 14 utsa at ARIZONA Wisconsin at ARIZONA STATE Boston College at USC UCLA at Nebraska Fresno State at COLORADO OREGON STATE at UTAH Tennessee at OREGON WASHINGTON vs. Illinois (2) Southern Utah at WASHINGTON STATE Ohio State at CALIFORNIA STANFORD at Army Sat., Sept. 21 ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD Utah State at USC New Mexico State at UCLA UTAH at BYU OREGON STATE at San Diego State Idaho State at WASHINGTON Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE Sat., Sept. 28 ARIZONA at WASHINGTON USC at ARIZONA STATE COLORADO at OREGON STATE CALIFORNIA at OREGON STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE Thurs., Oct. 3 UCLA at UTAH Sat., Oct. 5 ARIZONA STATE vs. Notre Dame (3) OREGON at COLORADO WASHINGTON at STANFORD WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA Thurs., Oct. 10 ARIZONA at USC Sat., Oct. 12 COLORADO at ARIZONA STATE CALIFORNIA at UCLA STANFORD at UTAH OREGON at WASHINGTON OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE Sat., Oct. 19 UTAH at ARIZONA WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE USC at Notre Dame UCLA at STANFORD WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA Sat. Oct. 26 ARIZONA at COLORADO UTAH at USC UCLA at OREGON STANFORD at OREGON STATE CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON Thurs. Oct. 31 ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE Fri., Nov. 1 USC at OREGON STATE Sat., Nov. 2 ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA COLORADO at UCLA Thurs., Nov. 7 OREGON at STANFORD Sat., Nov. 9 UCLA at ARIZONA ARIZONA STATE at UTAH USC at CALIFORNIA COLORADO at WASHINGTON Fri., Nov. 15 WASHINGTON at UCLA Sat., Nov. 16 WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE STANFORD at USC CALIFORNIA at COLORADO UTAH at OREGON Sat., Nov. 23 OREGON at ARIZONA ARIZONA STATE at UCLA USC at COLORADO UTAH at WASHINGTON STATE WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE CALIFORNIA at STANFORD Fri., Nov. 29 OREGON STATE at OREGON WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON Sat., Nov. 30 ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE UCLA at USC COLORADO at UTAH Notre Dame at STANFORD Sat., Dec. 7 Pac-12 Football Championship Game (ESPN or ABC)Neutral Sites
(1) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
(2) Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.
(3) Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas
2013 Pac-12 Schedule (.pdf)