Wildcats kick off 2023 Pac-12 football schedule at Stanford

Jan 18, 2023, 11:48 AM | Updated: 12:01 pm
Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura (7) carries the ball during the second half of an NCAA college ...

Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura (7) carries the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Arizona Wildcats open their 2023 conference slate by visiting the Stanford Cardinal, according to the Pac-12 football schedule revealed on Wednesday.

Arizona hosts Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 to kick off the 2023 season, which is followed in nonconference play with a visit to Mississippi State (Sept. 9) and then a hosting of UTEP (Sept. 16).

The Wildcats have a favorable schedule in terms of getting tougher teams at home. Washington (Sept. 30), Oregon State (Oct. 28), UCLA (Nov. 4) and Utah (Nov. 18) all visit Tucson in 2023.

All four of those teams finished in the top-half of the Pac-12 in 2022. Arizona will also miss playing Oregon this season.

Head coach Jedd Fisch’s team gets 2022 one-win Colorado and three-win ASU on the road. That game in Tempe against the rival Sun Devils will wrap Arizona’s regular season on Nov. 25.

The toughest matchup of the conference slate is a visit to face the USC Trojans in Week 6.

The Wildcats will have a bye in Week 8.

Here’s a look at Arizona’s full 2023 schedule.

Arizona Wildcats 2023 football schedule

Saturday, Sept. 2 vs. Northern Arizona

Saturday, Sept. 9 at Mississippi State

Saturday, Sept. 16 vs. UTEP

Saturday, Sept. 23 at Stanford

Saturday, Sept. 30 vs. Washington

Friday, Oct. 6 or Saturday, Oct. 7 at USC

Saturday, Oct. 14 at Washington State

Saturday, Oct. 21 — Bye

Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. Oregon State

Saturday, Nov. 4 vs. UCLA

Saturday, Nov. 11 at Colorado

Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Utah

Saturday, Nov. 25 at Arizona State

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