2021 Pac-12 football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 Pac-12 Football Schedule has been officially announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 11 with Stanford at USC.

All games played at Pac-12 sites will be televised by either an ESPN network, ABC, FOX, FOX Sports 1 or the Pac-12 Networks.

Top non-conference games for each Pac-12 school in 2021 include Arizona vs. BYU (in Las Vegas, Nevada), Arizona State at BYU, California at TCU, Texas A&M at Colorado, Oregon at Ohio State, Boise State at Oregon State, Stanford at Notre Dame, LSU at UCLA, USC at Notre Dame, Utah at BYU, Washington at Michigan, and BYU at Washington State.

The 2021 Pac-12 Championship Game will be played on Friday, Dec. 3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2021 Pac-12 Football Schedules

Pac-12 South

Pac-12 North

2021 Pac-12 Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 28
Hawaii at UCLA

Thursday, Sept. 2
Weber State at Utah
Southern Utah at Arizona State

Friday, Sept. 3
Northern Colorado at Colorado

Saturday, Sept. 4
Fresno State at Oregon
LSU at UCLA
Montana at Washington
Nevada at California
Oregon State at Purdue
San Jose State at USC
Stanford vs. Kansas State (in Arlington, TX)
Utah State at Washington State
Arizona vs. BYU (in Las Vegas, NV)

Saturday, Sept. 11
California at TCU
Hawaii at Oregon State
Oregon at Ohio State
Portland State at Washington State
San Diego State at Arizona
Texas A&M at Colorado
UNLV at Arizona State
Utah at BYU
Washington at Michigan
Stanford at USC

Saturday, Sept. 18
Arizona State at BYU
Arkansas State at Washington
Fresno State at UCLA
Idaho at Oregon State
Minnesota at Colorado
Northern Arizona at Arizona
Sacramento State at California
Stanford at Vanderbilt
Stony Brook at Oregon
Utah at San Diego State
USC at Washington State

Saturday, Sept. 25
Arizona at Oregon
California at Washington
Colorado at Arizona State
Oregon State at USC
UCLA at Stanford
Washington State at Utah

Saturday, Oct. 2
Arizona State at UCLA
Oregon at Stanford
USC at Colorado
Washington at Oregon State
Washington State at California

Friday, Oct. 8
Stanford at Arizona State

Saturday, Oct. 9
Oregon State at Washington State
UCLA at Arizona
Utah at USC

Friday, Oct. 15
California at Oregon

Saturday, Oct. 16
Arizona at Colorado
Arizona State at Utah
Stanford at Washington State
UCLA at Washington

Friday, Oct. 22
Washington at Arizona

Saturday, Oct. 23
BYU at Washington State
USC at Notre Dame
Colorado at California
Oregon at UCLA
Utah at Oregon State

Saturday, Oct. 30
Arizona at USC
Colorado at Oregon
Oregon State at California
UCLA at Utah
Washington at Stanford
Washington State at Arizona State

Friday, Nov. 5
Utah at Stanford

Saturday, Nov. 6
California at Arizona
Oregon at Washington
Oregon State at Colorado
USC at Arizona State

Saturday, Nov. 13
Arizona State at Washington
Colorado at UCLA
Stanford at Oregon State
USC at California
Utah at Arizona
Washington State at Oregon

Friday, Nov. 19
Arizona at Washington State

Saturday, Nov. 20
Arizona State at Oregon State
California at Stanford
Oregon at Utah
UCLA at USC
Washington at Colorado

Friday, Nov. 26
Colorado at Utah
Washington State at Washington

Saturday, Nov. 27
BYU at USC
Notre Dame at Stanford
Arizona at Arizona State
California at UCLA
Oregon State at Oregon

Friday, Dec. 3
Pac-12 Championship Game

Pac-12 Football Schedule

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Comments (3)

The Notre Dame game that’s played on the last week of the season should be played the week before. The PAC-12 should schedule USC-UCLA and Cal-Stanford on the last week of the season. Let Notre Dame play an ACC opponent the last week of the season, like Miami (Pitt can play Syracuse, and Boston College can schedule Connecticut on the last week of the season).

I don’t think ND will let go of ending their season in California, but in odd years, UCLA at USC should be on Thanksgiving weekend.

I don’t think any Notre Dame, USC or Stanford wants to give up the current arrangement for the last game of the season.

The issue with USC-UCLA playing on Thanksgiving weekend is that is forces another team, most likely Cal, to have an open conference date on Thanksgiving weekend. I believe the arrangement that USC and Stanford have with the Pac-12 now is that the conference will allow them to play that non-conference game within the conference season, but in the off years they have to deal with the open date. That’s why USC and Stanford have scheduled BYU at home on Thanksgiving weekend several times in the upcoming seasons.

The other option would be for BYU and Utah to play on Thanksgiving weekend, but that gets complicated because you start having to mess with crossover games that aren’t played every season. It might work, but several Pac-12 teams and BYU would all have to agree to make it work.