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2015 Oregon St. and Pac-12 Schedule

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We already know where Oregon St. will play on what days in 2015!
We already know where Oregon St. will play on what days in 2015!
(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

The tentative schedule for next year is set for the entire Pac-12, at least as far as dates goes, the earliest it has ever been set. Beaver Nation can start to plan their tail-gaters and road trips before most of this seasons are even over.

Oregon St. will play 6 home games and 6 road games in 2015, with 2 Friday games, including the Civil War. Notably, the Beavers avoid any Thursday night games.

We knew the preseason schedule already, which begins with the home opener against Weber St. of the Big Sky on Sept. 5 4, a Friday. The next Saturday, Sept. 12, is the trip to the Big House in Ann Arbor, to play Michigan, the same weekend that Oregon travels to East Lansing to take on Michigan St. Could make booking a flight interesting.

The non-conference schedule winds up with a home game on Sept 19, when the Beavers host San Jose St.

The conference campaign begins at home, with a rare one of three Friday games this season against Stanford. It's just the second conference game of the year, but also the second conference road game in less than a week for the Cardinal, who also play the first Pac-12 game of the season at USC the preceding Saturday.

Considering the Cardinal will later get UCLA, Oregon and Washington all at home, Stanford could conceivably have a strangle hold on the North Division before most of the conference ever plays a league game. Or, given one of the toughest opening 2 games any team in the conference has ever faced, with less than a week between the road games, the Cardinal could already be all but eliminated from contention for the Pac-12 Championship Game, which will again be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, on either Friday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 5.

Oregon St. gets their only bye of the season the following week, which would have been a long week anyway, before hitting the road for back to back away games, in Tucson to play Arizona on Oct. 10, and then to Pullman to take on Washington St. on Oct. 17. This will be the "clear the state" weekend, as Oregon visits Washington the same day.

The Beavers will then play their first Saturday game at Reser in October in about 2 years, hosting Colorado on Oct. 24. 2015 will be the 3rd year in a row that Oregon St. will only play 1 home game in October.

Oregon St. will celebrate Halloween in Salt Lake City, taking on Utah on Oct. 31, and then return home to host UCLA on Nov. 7.

It's back on the road Nov. 14 at California, and then the final home game of the year, on Nov. 21 when Washington comes to Corvallis.

The Civil War on Friday, Nov. 27 wraps up the regular season, and the day after Thanksgiving is again a Northwest Double Header, with the Apple Cup in Seattle on Friday as well.

Oregon St. misses Arizona St. and USC the next 2 seasons.

Other than the Civil War, Oregon and Oregon St. will play on the same day in the same state 6 other times, but only 3 of those will be in the state of Oregon.

In addition to the trips to Michigan and Washington, both the Beavers and the Ducks will both be in the Bay Area the same weekend in mid-November, as has been the norm in recent seasons, making it a busy Friday and Sunday on I-5.

In state I-5 congestion is a possibility on opening weekend, and also on the 3rd weekend of the season, when both Oregon St. and Oregon have home non-conference contests, but it won't happen again until November, when UCLA visits Oregon St. and California comes to Oregon on the same day.

The potential killer traffic jam of the year will be the weekend before Thanksgiving, though, with the Huskies at Reser and the Trojans at Autzen.

One of the biggest scheduling oddities is once again caused by Notre Dame, which will visit Stanford on Nov. 28. That isn't the direct problem, as California refuses to play Stanford on Thanksgiving weekend, so the not terribly "Big" game would have been the prior weekend anyway, but the Bears need an opponent, and so they will play a home game the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and it will be Arizona St., which means the Territorial Cup will not be the last game of the regular season for the Sun Devils, and the 'Cats will not get a bye week, playing 12 consecutive weeks, and then being done with their regular season before Thanksgiving rolls around.

In another oddity, the "Rocky Mountain Rumble" between Colorado and Colorado St. will not be on opening weekend for the first time in a number of years. It will still be at the neutral site in Denver, but will be on the 3rd weekend of the season instead, on Sept. 19.

Other notable contests include Arizona St. taking on Texas A&M on opening Saturday at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Michigan visiting Utah on opening Thursday, Sept. 3, and Thursday night games on 4 consecutive Thursday nights in October, starting with Washington at USC on Oct. 8, followed by UCLA at Stanford on Oct. 15., California at UCLA on Oct. 22, making the Bruins we believe the first conference team to ever play conference games on consecutive Thursdays, and then Oregon at Arizona St. on Oct. 29.

Here's Oregon St.'s complete schedule:

Sept. 5 4 Weber St. (non-conference)

Sept. 12 at Michigan (non-conference)

Sept. 19 San Jose St. (non-conference)

Sept. 25 Stanford (Friday)

Oct. 3 Bye

Oct. 10 at Arizona

Oct. 17 at Washington St.

Oct. 24 Colorado

Oct. 31 at Utah

Nov. 7 UCLA

Nov. 14 at California

Nov. 21 Washington

Nov. 27 at Oregon (Friday)

Here's the complete Pac-12 schedule:

Thurs., Sept. 3

UT-San Antonia at Arizona

Michigan at Utah

Fri., Sept. 4

Washington at Boise St.

Weber St. at Oregon St.


Sat., Sept. 5

Arizona St. at Texas A&M at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Arkansas State at USC

Virginia at UCLA

Colorado at Hawai'i

Eastern Washington at Oregon

Portland St. at Washington St.

Grambling at California

Stanford at Northwestern

Sat., Sept. 12

Arizona at Nevada

Cal Poly at Arizona St.

Idaho at USC

UCLA at UNLV

UMass at Colorado

Utah State at Utah

Oregon at Michigan St.

Oregon St. at Michigan

Sacramento St. at Washington

Washington St. at Rutgers

San Diego St. at California

Central Florida at Stanford

Sat,. Sept. 19

Northern Arizona at Arizona

New Mexico at Arizona St.

Stanford at USC

BYU at UCLA

Colorado vs. Colorado State at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO

Utah at Fresno State

Georgia State at Oregon

San Jose State at Oregon St.

Utah St. at Washington

Wyoming at Washington St.

California at Texas

Fri., Sept. 25

Stanford at Oregon St.

Sat., Sept. 26

UCLA at Arizona

USC at Arizona St.

Nicholls St. at Colorado

Utah at Oregon

California at Washington

Sat., Oct. 3

Arizona at Stanford

Arizona St. at UCLA

Oregon at Colorado

Washington St. at California

Thurs., Oct. 8

Washington at USC

Sat., Oct. 10

Oregon St. at Arizona

Colorado at Arizona St.

California at Utah

Washington St. at Oregon

Thurs., Oct. 15

UCLA at Stanford

Sat., Oct. 17

Arizona at Colorado

Arizona St. at Utah

USC at Notre Dame

Oregon at Washington

Oregon St. at Washington St.

Thurs., Oct. 22

California at UCLA

Sat., Oct. 24

Washington St. at Arizona

Utah at USC

Colorado at Oregon St.

Washington at Stanford


Thurs. Oct. 29

Oregon at Arizona St.


Sat., Oct. 31

Arizona at Washington

USC at California

Colorado at UCLA

Oregon St. at Utah

Stanford at Washington St.


Sat., Nov. 7

Arizona at USC

Arizona St. at Washington St.

UCLA at Oregon St.

Stanford at Colorado

Utah at Washington

California at Oregon

Fri., Nov. 13

USC at Colorado

Sat., Nov. 14

Utah at Arizona

Washington at Arizona St.

Washington St. at UCLA

Oregon at Stanford

Oregon St. at California

Sat., Nov. 21

Arizona at Arizona St.

USC at Oregon

UCLA at Utah

Colorado at Washington St.

Washington at Oregon St.

California at Stanford

Fri., Nov. 27

Oregon St. at Oregon

Washington St. at Washington

Sat., Nov. 28

Arizona St. at California

UCLA at USC

Colorado at Utah

Notre Dame at Stanford

Fri., Dec. 4 or Sat., Dec. 5

Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (ESPN)

For reference, here's the table for the conference schedule rotation, to see who misses who the next 4 years.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com