CORVALLIS — Reser Stadium dates with Pac-12 Conference foes Stanford, USC and Washington highlight the six-game home portion of the Oregon State Beavers’ football schedule for 2013.
The league office released the schedule for the upcoming season on Thursday.
The Beavers, coming off a 9-4 season and a No. 20 (Associated Press) national ranking, open the 2013 campaign at home with nonconference games against Football Championship Subdivision power Eastern Washington and Hawaii.
Oregon State’s Pac-12 opener is on the road against Utah, followed by a trip to San Diego State for a nonconference game against the Aztecs and former OSU defensive coordinator Rocky Long, now head coach at SDSU.
Next, the Beavers return to conference play when Colorado visits Corvallis for the first time ever, marking the first time the two programs will meet in Pac-12 play. Following the first of two byes on the schedule, Oregon State is back on the road for league games against Washington State and California. The Beavers then face defending Pac-12 champion Stanford before entertaining USC in a rare Friday night contest.
After the second bye, OSU plays at Arizona State before wrapping up its home schedule against Washington. The regular season ends with the annual Civil War game against Oregon, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29, in Eugene.
In the Pac-12 schedule rotation, the Beavers will not play UCLA or Arizona in 2013 or 2014.