UO release – A Friday night visit to Autzen Stadium by California and the regular-season finale against Oregon State in Eugene highlight Oregon’s 2021 football schedule, which was released Tuesday by the Pac-12 Conference. The Ducks will enter the fall as two-time defending conference champions, after beating USC in the Pac-12 title game last season. The conference title defense begins in Autzen Stadium on Sept. 25, when the UO football team opens Pac-12 play by hosting Arizona. Oregon also will host Colorado (Oct. 30) and Washington State (Nov. 13) in conference play during the Pac-12 slate. The Ducks’ only bye is Oct. 9, before the Friday night home game against California on Oct. 15. Click here to purchase season tickets for the upcoming season. USC and Arizona State are the two conference foes the Ducks will miss in 2021. The 2021 season begins for the Ducks with a Sept. 4 home game against Fresno State. Oregon plays a week later at Ohio State, before wrapping up nonconference play at home on Sept. 18 against Stony Brook. The only instance of back-to-back home games is the nonconference finale followed by the Pac-12 opener against Arizona. The conference schedule for the Ducks alternates between home and road dates throughout the fall, with the road slate beginning Oct. 2 at Stanford. Oregon also will play at UCLA, at Washington and at Utah in 2021. The conference title game will be held Friday, Dec. 3, in Las Vegas.