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Pac-12 2021 football schedule: ASU skips Oregon, Arizona gets early bye

Mar 2, 2021, 9:41 AM
Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) celebrates with Henry Hattis after scoring a touchdown...

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) celebrates with Henry Hattis after scoring a touchdown against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Pac-12 released its 2021 football schedule on Tuesday, and for the Arizona State Sun Devils, there’s one favorable detail.

ASU will not play the Oregon Ducks, who are expected to challenge for the Pac-12 North, in the regular season.

Herm Edwards’ team does, however, play the Washington Huskies on the road. That game follows a hosting of the Pac-12 South favorite USC Trojans in a difficult stretch to begin November.

Arizona State went 2-2 last season but returns a majority of its starters on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Jayden Daniels.

In 2021, the Sun Devils close their season against rival Arizona on Nov. 27.

The Wildcats a year ago lost all five games they played. A 70-7 defeat at the hands of the Sun Devils led to head coach Kevin Sumlin being fired after three seasons on the job in which he posted a 9-20 record.

Arizona replaced Sumlin by hiring Jedd Fisch in December.

The Wildcats will have an early bye on Oct. 2, a week after opening the Pac-12 slate against the Ducks on the road. The Wildcats notably have two Friday night games against the Washington schools.

Here’s a look at both teams’ schedules for the 2021 football season.

Arizona State Sun Devils 2021 football schedule

Sept. 2 (Thursday) vs. Southern Utah

Sept. 11 vs. UNLV

Sept. 18 at BYU

Sept. 25 vs. Colorado

Oct. 2 at UCLA

Oct. 8 (Friday) vs. Stanford

Oct. 16 at Utah

Oct. 23 – Bye

Oct. 30 vs. Washington State

Nov. 6 vs. USC

Nov. 13 at Washington

Nov. 20 at Oregon State

Nov. 27 vs. Arizona

Arizona Wildcats 2021 football schedule

Sept. 4 vs. BYU (Las Vegas)

Sept. 11 vs. San Diego State

Sept. 18 vs. Northern Arizona

Sept. 25 at Oregon

Oct. 2 – Bye

Oct. 9 vs. UCLA

Oct. 16 at Colorado

Oct. 22 (Friday) vs. Washington

Oct. 30 at USC

Nov. 6 vs. California

Nov. 13 vs. Utah

Nov. 19 (Friday) at Washington State

Nov. 27 at Arizona State

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