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Colorado Buffaloes release 2021 football schedule

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A big swing of game will feature the Buffs with an early bye

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The Pac-12 released the entire 2021 football schedule Tuesday.

The Colorado Buffaloes open with a home game against FCS opponent Northern Colorado, then take on SEC opponent Texas A&M at Mile High Stadium before concluding non-conference play with a tough home matchup with Minnesota.

As for the Pac-12 schedule, the Buffs open up in Tempe, Ariz. against Arizona State on Sept. 25. After that they will welcome USC into Folsom on Oct. 2 and Arizona on Oct. 16 with an idle week coming in between. The Buffs will close October with road games at Cal and Oregon.

November will be critical to the Buffs bowl aspirations with a change of scenery every week. They face Oregon State at home, UCLA at the Rose Bowl and their home finale against Washington. The final game on the schedule will be another edition of the Rumble in the Rockies at Rice Eccles Stadium in Utah.

Here’s a look at the entire 2021 football schedule:

Sept. 3: vs. Northern Colorado (Friday)

Sept. 11: vs. Texas A&M (Denver)

Sept. 18: vs. Minnesota

Sept. 25: at ASU

Oct. 2: vs. USC

Oct. 9: Bye

Oct. 16: vs. Arizona

Oct. 23: at Cal

Oct. 30: at Oregon

Nov. 6: vs. Oregon State

Nov. 13: at UCLA

Nov. 20: vs. Washington

Nov. 27: at Utah (Friday)