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Arizona football to open 2020 season at home against ASU

Posted at 1:07 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 22:43:24-04

This story originally listed the wrong location of the game.

The Arizona Wildcats will open the 2020 football season with a Sept. 26 game at home against ASU.

According to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, the game was placed first due to Arizona's status as a pandemic hotspot. Placing it first makes it easier to reschedule.

The Pac-12 conference made the announcement Wednesday. Due to the pandemic, the conference joined the national trend of playing only conference games this season.

Pac-12 teams will play 10 games this season, all against other Pac-12 opponents.

The schedule shift marks a drastic change from tradition. Historically, conference rivals played each other near the end of the season.

The game was originally slated for Nov. 28.

Arizona leads the all-time Territorial Cup series, 49-43-1. ASU has won the last three games and 7 of the last 10.

Here is Arizona's full schedule:

Saturday Sept. 26 vs. ASU
Saturday Oct. 3 at Washington
Saturday Oct. 10 vs. Colorado
Saturday Oct. 24 vs. USC
Saturday Oct. 31 at Utah
Saturday Nov. 7 at Oregon State
Saturday Nov. 14 vs. Cal
Friday Nov. 20 vs. Oregon
Saturday Nov. 28 vs UCLA
Saturday Dec. 5 at Stanford