The ever changing landscape of the 2020 football season took another turn on Friday. Previously the Pac-12 had announced that there would be no non-conference games this season and the league would look at a 10 game league schedule instead. For Oregon State that meant either USC or Colorado would be added to the slate, with the smart money on USC so every team would have 5 home games and 5 away games... well it turns out the smart money was wrong. According to the very plugged in Brett McMurphy the Beavs will add the Buffaloes of Colorado instead.
Sources told @Stadium, Pac-12’s proposed 10th league game matchups:— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 24, 2020
Arizona vs. Cal
Arizona State vs. Stanford
Colorado vs. Oregon State
Oregon vs. Utah
UCLA vs. Washington
USC vs. Washington State
Pac-12 wants to add 1 game to original league schedule, @wilnerhotline reported
While this does appear to be a good break for the Beavs, as Colorado is expected to struggle under first year head coach Karl Dorrell, it does raise some unanswered questions. Both Oregon State and Colorado were previously scheduled to have 5 home games, which means this game would leave the home team with a 6 home game slate and a trickle down effect of another Pac 12 team only getting 4. While nothing is official it would appear that games that were originally home games could be changed to away games and vice versa as the conference tries to balance things out for all 12 teams.
However it all works out, home or away, we here at Building The Dam are very excited to take on the Buffs and our frienemy blog Ralphie Report.
In case you forgot what happened the last time these two football teams took the field, here is a little reminder.