The 2016 football schedule was announced Tuesday afternoon by the Pac-12 conference and the Colorado Buffaloes do not play 13 straight games. Yippee. A trip to Michigan highlights the non-conference schedule and the schedule flips to feature five Pac-12 home games and four on the road.
- Like the saying goes... if you look around the the room and don't see a cupcake game, you are the cupcake game. Hey, Oregon State, so glad you decided to join the party (please remain down for another year).
- The Buffs have a real bonafide bye week again and it comes right before a crucial closing stretch with three out of four games at home.
- Starting with Colorado State and Idaho State certainly lends itself to starting 2-0 but Michigan and Oregon on the road in back to back weeks is not going to be a fun experience.
- With the schedule flip this year Colorado has it's toughest games on the road and the mid-level programs at home. That's a good trade for a program looking to take the next step.
- I'm glad to not see Washington on the schedule - it feels like the Buffs haven't been competitive against the Huskies these past few years.
What does everyone else think?
Sept. 2 Colorado State
SEPT. 10 IDAHO STATE
Sept. 17 at Michigan
Sept. 24 *at Oregon
OCT. 1 *OREGON STATE BOULDER
Oct. 8 *at Southern California Los Angeles
OCT. 15 *ARIZONA STATE BOULDER
Oct. 22 *at Stanford
Oct. 29 —BYE—
NOV. 3 *UCLA
Nov. 12 *at Arizona
NOV. 19 *WASHINGTON STATE BOULDER
NOV 26 *UTAH
Dec. 3 Pac-12 Championship Game Santa Clara