UCLA will close its 2014 season with home games against USC and Stanford, while new Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian gets to play at highly regarded Stanford in his second game of the season as the Pacific-12 Conference announced its 2014 football schedule on Wednesday.
The Bruins also will play a Thursday-night game at Arizona State on Sept. 25 and their game with the Cardinal will be on a Friday (Nov. 28). The Trojans open with Fresno State at the Coliseum (Aug. 30) and then play road games at Stanford (Sept. 6) and Boston College (Sept. 13).
The Stanford game will likely draw attention because Sarkisian and Stanford coach David Shaw feuded last season when Sarkisian accused Stanford of faking an injury against Washington.
USC also plays road games against Arizona (Oct. 11), Utah (Oct. 25) and Washington State (Nov. 1) before the road finale against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl on Nov. 22. UCLA opens with a road game against Virginia (Aug. 30) and plays Texas and new coach Charlie Strong on Sept. 13 at AT&T Stadium.
That game will be be noteworthy because of Texas’ interest in Bruins coach Jim Mora Jr. before it hired Strong, and it will also be a national showcase for UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley.
The Bruins also play road games against Arizona State (Sept. 25), California (Oct. 18) and Colorado (Oct. 25). UCLA’s final road game of the regular season is at Washington and its new coach, Chris Petersen, on Nov. 8.
USC’s home games are Fresno State (Aug. 30), Oregon State (Sept. 27), Arizona State (Oct. 4), Colorado (Oct. 18), California (Nov. 13) and Notre Dame (Nov. 29). The Trojans’ game against Cal on Nov. 13 will be on a Thursday night. It is the second straight year the Trojans have a mid-week game at the Coliseum.
UCLA’s home games are against Memphis (Sept. 6), Utah (Oct. 4), Oregon (Oct. 11), Arizona (Nov. 1), USC (Nov. 22) and Stanford (Nov. 28).
In another marquee game, Stanford plays at Oregon on Nov. 1. The Pac-12 championship game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5 and will be on the Fox Network, which moved it up from Saturday because it also televises the Big Ten championship game. Kickoff times and TV information will be determined later in the year.
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