According to a report from ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, and first reported on by the San Jose Mercury, the Pac-12 Conference is planning to move to a 10 game conference only schedule for this year’s football season. Only a few weeks ago the conference announced their decision to cancel the non-conference portion of the football season, leaving each team with a 9 game conference only slate.
For the Beavers the decision to move to 10 conference games would presumably mean adding either Colorado or USC to the schedule. Oregon State and Colorado are each currently set for 5 home games and 4 away games against Pac-12 opponents, while USC is scheduled for 4 home games and 5 away games. That means that if the Pac-12 is trying to balance home and away games for each school, a date with USC seems likely for the Beavers.
The exact schedule is presumably still being worked out, and as no statement from the conference has been made this is all preliminary. The rearranged season would start on September 19th, so there’s still time for changes to be made. Stay tuned for any further developments.