ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

ASU, Arizona football to open 2020 with rivalry; Pac-12 schedule released

Jul 31, 2020, 12:39 PM | Updated: 1:05 pm
Quarterback Jayden Daniels #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scrambles with the football against t...
Quarterback Jayden Daniels #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scrambles with the football against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half of the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona State Sun Devils expect to begin their altered 2020 football schedule of 10 Pac-12 opponents against the rival Arizona Wildcats, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel.

ASU plans to open in Tucson on Sept. 26, which would have been the fourth week of the previously planned college football schedule. It would be the earliest Duel in the Desert meeting since 1937.

The Pac-12 will give schools the option to flex any matchup to Dec. 12 if the schools agree that a game is not possible due to the coronavirus.

The teams usually close the conference schedule with a rivalry matchup. Originally, they were set to clash on Nov. 28.

Having already dropped non-conference games due to the coronavirus pandemic, a collection of Pac-12 athletic directors, football coaches and directors of football operations have been planning a revised schedule while working with a league coronavirus advisory committee. The 10 conference games will consist of five division games and five crossover games.

Pac-12 leaders reportedly approved the 10-game conference-only schedule format in a meeting Friday.

The Sun Devils will reportedly add Stanford to their schedule but the original 2020 slate already included Arizona, USC, UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Oregon State, Washington State, Cal and Oregon.

2020 Arizona State Sun Devils football schedule

Sept. 26 – at Arizona
Oct. 3 – Stanford
(Friday) Oct. 9 – at Oregon
Oct. 17 – Bye
Oct. 24 – UCLA
Oct. 31 – at Colorado
Nov. 7 – Utah
Nov. 14 – at Washington State
Nov. 21 – at USC
Nov. 28 – California
Dec. 5 – Oregon State
Dec. 18 or 19 – Pac-12 Championship Game

Penguin Air

Arizona State Football

A Arizona State Sun Devils pylon with a football during the NCAAF game against the USC Trojans at S...
Arizona Sports

Pac-12 Conference to begin negotiations for next media rights agreements

The Pac-12 Board of Directors met on Tuesday and authorized the conference to immediately begin negotiations for new media rights agreements.
2 days ago
(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)...
Arizona Sports

Pac-12 exploring all expansion options with USC, UCLA heading to Big Ten

The Pac-12 is looking into expansion following the decisions from USC and UCLA on Thursday to head to the Big Ten as early as 2024.
6 days ago
Basketballs are rolled off the court during the NCAAB game at McKale Center on January 03, 2022 in ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona ‘extremely disappointed’ in USC, UCLA leaving Pac-12 for Big Ten

The Arizona Wildcats broke their silence Friday regarding USC's and UCLA's plans to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten as early as 2024.
6 days ago
UCLA plays Oregon during a Pac-12 NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., ...
Arizona Sports

UCLA, USC to leave Pac-12 for Big Ten in 2024

UCLA and USC will be leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, beginning in the 2024-25 season, the two schools confirmed on Thursday evening.
7 days ago
Defensive back Jordan Clark #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates with the Territorial Cup ...
Nikash Nath

Kyle Soelle, Jordan Clark ready to lead new faces for ASU football

ASU junior CB Jordan Clark and senior captain LB Kyle Soelle are expected to lead a Sun Devils defensive that'll have many new faces in 2022.
13 days ago
Arizona State Sun Devils offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson (77) lines up during the college foot...
Nikash Nath

Arizona State OL LaDarius Henderson talks new culture amid low expectations

OL LaDarius Henderson has been with ASU since 2019 and is no stranger to experiencing personnel and cultural changes within the program.
22 days ago
ASU, Arizona football to open 2020 with rivalry; Pac-12 schedule released