The Arizona Wildcats’ 2020 football schedule features two bye weeks and two Friday games.
For the second year in a row, Arizona opens the season in “Week Zero” against Hawaii. Because of the early start (Aug. 29), the Wildcats get a second bye, which can be extremely valuable over the course of a long season.
Arizona will be off Sept. 26 and Nov. 14, per the schedule released Thursday. Interestingly, the UA will have played its first Pac-12 game before its bye and before the conclusion of non-conference play. Arizona hosts Stanford on Sept. 12 before visiting Texas Tech on Sept. 19. It’s the first time since 2011 that the Wildcats will play a conference game before concluding their non-conference schedule.
After the first bye, Arizona plays six weeks in a row against league opponents. Those contests include a pair of Friday-night matchups: vs. Colorado on Oct. 9 and at Washington on Oct. 23. Homecoming is Oct. 31 vs. Oregon.
After the second bye, Arizona ends the season at Oregon State and against Arizona State.
The Pac-12 and its televisions partners will make early-season TV selections and announce non-Saturday game times in late spring. To see the entire Pac-12 schedule, click here.
The Wildcats finished 4-8 in 2019, losing their last seven games in their second season under Kevin Sumlin. Arizona is scheduled to begin spring practice March 2. The spring game is slated for April 4.
2020 UA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
All times TBA
Aug. 29: vs. Hawaii
Sept. 5: vs. Portland State
Sept. 12: vs. Stanford
Sept. 19: at Texas Tech
Sept. 26: BYE
Oct. 3: at UCLA
Oct. 9 (Friday): vs. Colorado
Oct. 17: vs. USC (family weekend)
Oct. 23 (Friday): at Washington
Oct. 31: vs. Oregon (homecoming)
Nov. 7: at Utah
Nov. 14: BYE
Nov. 21: at Oregon State
Nov. 28: vs. Arizona State
Arizona offensive tackle Edgar Burrola had surgery on his left shoulder and will be out 5-6 months, he tweeted Thursday. Burrola, who will be a redshirt junior next season, started six games at right tackle.
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