The first games for Washington and Washington State against the Pacific-12 Conference's newest members will be on the road Oct. 1 when UW plays at Utah and WSU plays at Colorado.
The league released its first football schedule Friday, following the addition of Colorado and Utah to the conference. The 2011 season will end Dec. 3 with the championship game at the site of the division winner with the best record.
Utah will visit Southern California on Sept. 10 in the Pac-12’s first conference game.
Colorado will play at UW on Oct. 15, and Utah will play at WSU on Nov. 19.
The full schedule can be viewed at www.pac-10.org.
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