The Pac-12 finalized a 10-game conference-only football schedule on Friday. Shortly after the announcement, the Colorado Buffaloes released a 2020 revised schedule starting on the road in Eugene, Ore. against the Oregon Ducks on Sept. 26.
Officials agreed to play conference-games on July 10, foregoing non-conference opponents due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Colorado was set to open the season on Sept. 5 in Fort Collins vs. CSU, then host Fresno State (Sept. 12) before reuniting with former Big 12 Conference rival Texas A&M in College Station on Sept. 19.
The Buffs will now open Pac-12 play on the road for just the second time in the last six years. Oregon was originally set to come to Boulder before the reorganization. With the current schedule, this will be the latest game to end the regular schedule since Dec. 7, 1963, when CU’s game against Air Force was delayed two weeks due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Also important to note, this will be Colorado’s latest season opener in 59 years. The Buffs defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 24-0 on Sept. 30 in 1961. That game was also the last time a conference opponent squared-off against CU in a season opener.
The Pac-12 also decided to postpone the two-year agreement with Allegiant Stadium as a host site for the conference championship game. A similar agreement will be moved back a year starting in 2021. The game for 2020 will be moved to the higher ranked teams campus.
2020 Colorado football schedule
Sept. 26 at Oregon
OCT. 3 Utah
Oct. 10 at Arizona
Oct. 17 at USC
Oct. 24 —BYE—
OCT. 31 Arizona State
Nov. 6 at Washington (ESPN)
NOV. 14 UCLA
Nov. 21 at Stanford
NOV. 28 Oregon State
DEC. 5 Washington State
Dec. 19 Pac-12 Championship Game (Campus site)