BY SPNW Staff 09:44AM 11/16/2017

Huskies will play Utes to open 2018 Pac-12 slate

In a change from recent seasons, Washington will play two conference football games in 2018 before it plays its third and final non-conference contest.

Chris Petersen’s Huskies open the 2018 season against Auburn in Atlanta. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

The Pac-12 Thursday announced the dates for 2018 conference football games. In a departure from recent scheduling, the Washington Huskies play two league games before they play the third and final non-conference contest. The non-conference slate was made public weeks ago.

The Huskies open Sept. 1 against Auburn at Merceedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and will follow a week later with a home game against North Dakota. Washington begins conference play with games at Utah Sept. 15 and vs. Arizona State Sept. 22.

UW completes its non-conference schedule Sept. 29 by hosting the BYU Cougars.

The Huskies won’t take their bye week until Nov. 10 and will have two contests remaining after the bye, against Oregon State Nov. 17 and at Washington State Nov. 23, which is a Friday.

For the second consecutive year, Washington will play neither USC nor Arizona.

The Pac-12 Championship game is Nov. 30 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Game times for the first three weeks of the season will not be announced until spring or early summer.

Washington’s 2018 schedule

Sat., Sept. 1 – vs. Auburn (at Atlanta)
Sat., Sept. 8 – NORTH DAKOTA
Sat., Sept. 15 – at Utah
Sat., Sept. 22 – ARIZONA STATE
Sat., Sept. 29 – BRIGHAM YOUNG
Sat., Oct. 6 – at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 13 – at Oregon
Sat., Oct. 20 – COLORADO
Sat., Oct. 27 – at California
Sat., Nov. 3 – STANFORD
Sat., Nov. 10 – bye
Sat., Nov. 17 – OREGON STATE
Fri., Nov. 23 – at Washington State


  • coug73

    Looks like a 12-0 season and playoff glory.

  • Husky73

    One cupcake.