At long last, the Pac-12 has released its 2020 football schedule. After releasing the original schedule, non-conference games and all, back in January, the conference pivoted and re-did the schedule earlier this summer without non-conference games.
Then, the conference axed the season before going back to the drawing board (thanks to a testing plan) and finally announced it would resume its season with a seven-game schedule happening over seven weeks. Here’s WSU’s schedule:
- Nov. 7: At Oregon State
- Nov. 14: Vs. Oregon
- Nov. 21: At Stanford
- Nov. 27: Vs. Washington (Friday)
- Dec. 4: At USC (Friday)
- Dec. 12: Vs. Cal
- Dec. 18 or 19: TBD
Some quick thoughts on WSU’s schedule:
- Hosting the Apple Cup in week 4 will be a different feeling, though having it on a Friday will seem normal.
- The crossover game couldn’t be against, say, Arizona? Maybe we’ll get them in week 7.
- WSU gets a Friday rivalry game a week after going on the road. Somewhere, Jon Wilner is smashing his keyboard. We think.
- That’s two consecutive Friday games in a row. Don’t think that’s ever happened.
- We end with Cal. That will be great for our collective angst.
Here’s the entire Pac-12 schedule, grid style:
More quick thoughts:
- Washington gets a soft landing to begin the season, that’s for sure.
- Arizona State gets a soft landing to end the season, that’s for sure.
- UCLA might not win a game.
- Last one: Let’s say the favorites in the Pac-12 are Arizona State and USC in the South and Oregon and Washington in the North. What do those teams have in common? Easier crossover games. The Pac-12 really wants to be in the College Football Playoff, and it seems like it scheduled in such a way that helps that cause. Discuss.
It won’t impact fans (unless they live in Hawaii), since there won’t be any in the stadium. But it will still impact the players, coaches and team personnel, especially with the time it takes to test everybody the morning of the game, which is something Nick Rolovich alluded to on his radio show this week. Good luck, Sun Devils and Trojans.
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