Arizona releases 2020 football schedule

Wildcats to play seven home games with ASU, Hawaii, Portland State, Stanford, Colorado, USC and Oregon visiting Tucson

Arizona releases 2020 football schedule
Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin. (Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The 2020 Arizona football schedule was officially announced by the Pac-12 Conference on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Arizona’s schedule includes seven home games with Hawaii, Portland State, Stanford, Colorado, Southern Cal, Oregon and Arizona State visiting Arizona Stadium.

The Wildcats’ road schedule will take them to Texas Tech, UCLA, Washington, Utah and Oregon State.

Arizona will play two Friday night games on the season. The first comes on Oct. 9 at home versus Colorado, with the second one set for Oct. 23 at Washington. The Wildcats will also open their season in “Week 0” for the second straight season. Arizona will host Hawai’i to open the season on Aug. 29.

With the Wildcats opening their season a week early again, the team will have two byes throughout the season, coming on Sept. 26 and Nov. 14.

For the first time since 2011, Arizona will play a conference game before completing its non-conference schedule when it hosts Stanford on Sept. 12 to open Pac-12 play. The game against the Cardinal will mark the final game of a three-game homestand to open the season. After hosting Hawai’i on Aug. 29, Arizona will host Portland State on Sept. 5, before taking on the Cardinal a week later.

Arizona will complete its non-conference schedule on Sept. 19 with a trip to Lubbock, Texas to take on Texas Tech. Following its first bye week of the season, the Wildcats will travel to UCLA on Oct. 3 for its first Pac-12 road game of the season.

Six days later, the Cats will host the Buffaloes for their first Friday game of the season. It will mark the first of back-to-back home games for Arizona, who will host USC on Oct. 17. The game against the Trojans will mark the Family Weekend game for the Wildcats.

Arizona will head back on the road Oct. 23 for its second Friday game of the season at Washington, before returning home to host Oregon on Halloween night. The clash against the Cats and Ducks will serve as Homecoming on the campus of Arizona.

The Wildcats will wrap up their regular season schedule in November with just one home game. The months opens on Nov. 7 at Utah, before a bye on Nov. 14. Arizona will head back out on the road on Nov. 21 for a matchup at Oregon State.

Arizona will host the annual Territorial Cup on Nov. 28 versus ASU.

The Pac-12 Championship game will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, Dec. 4.

Arizona Athletics is currently accepting deposits for 2020 season tickets, which are $75 per seat and provide fans access to seating inventory when new sales officially go on sale. Season ticket renewals and new sales are expected to go on sale in early February. For more information or to make a deposit on season tickets, visit www.arizonawildcats.com or contact the McKale Ticket Office at 520-621-CATS.

The start times and television information for the 2020 schedule remain undetermined. The Pac-12 and its televisions partners (ESPN, FOX and Pac-12 Networks) will make early-season TV selections and announce non-Saturday game times and TV designations in late spring of 2020. The rest of the start times will be determined by the conference and its television partners on a 12 or six-day basis throughout the season next fall.

Arizona Wildcats 2020 Football Schedule

  • Saturday, Aug. 29 -- Hawaii at Arizona, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Sept. 5 -- Portland State at Arizona, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Sept. 12 -- Stanford at Arizona, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Sept. 19 -- Arizona at Texas Tech, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 -- Arizona at UCLA, Time TBA
  • Friday, Oct. 9 -- Colorado at Arizona, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 -- Southern Cal at Arizona, Time TBA
  • Friday, Oct. 23 -- Arizona at Washington, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 -- Oregon at Arizona, Time TBA (homecoming)
  • Saturday, Nov. 7 -- Arizona at Utah, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 -- Arizona at Oregon State, Time TBA
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 -- Arizona State at Arizona, Time TBA