Huskies will open Pac-12 football season against Stanford
Washington will play 13 games in 2014, including season opener at Hawaii on Aug. 30. All of the Huskies’ games will be played on Saturdays next season.
Seattle Times staff reporter
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The new Washington coach will open Pac-12 play with the Huskies against two-time defending conference champion Stanford on Sept. 27 at Husky Stadium. The conference released the 2014 football schedule Wednesday.
All of the Huskies’ games are scheduled on Saturdays, including the Nov. 29 Apple Cup in Pullman, two days after Thanksgiving. Kickoff times for most of the games likely won’t be announced until the week before the game.
After Stanford, UW has a bye on Oct. 4 before playing five of its final eight games on the road.
A matchup against USC — and former UW coach Steve Sarkisian — will have to wait until 2015. For the second year in a row as part of the Pac-12’s scheduling, the Huskies will not play USC (or Utah) in 2014.
As previously announced, UW will open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30. Under NCAA rules, the trip to Hawaii allows UW to schedule a 13th regular-season game. The Huskies will also play nonconference games against Eastern Washington (Sept. 6), Illinois (Sept. 13) and Georgia State (Sept. 20) at home before hosting Stanford. (Washington’s four nonconference opponents had a combined record of 17-34 last season, including Eastern Washington’s 12-3 record in the FCS.)
Washington State does not play UCLA or Colorado in 2014. The Cougars open Pac-12 play against Oregon at home on Sept. 20.
The conference championship game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5.
California cornerback commits to UW
Brandon Lewis, a cornerback from Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove, Calif., has switched his commitment from Boise State to Washington, according to multiple recruiting services.
Lewis, listed at 5 feet 11, 182 pounds, is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports.com and Scout.com. He reportedly missed all of his junior season with a knee injury.
He is the ninth known commitment for UW’s 2014 class and the second to flip from Boise State, joining Newport High tight end Drew Sample.
• UW’s spring game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 19 for a Pac-12 Networks broadcast.
|WSU 2014 football|
|Aug. 28||Rutgers (in Seattle)|
|Sept. 6||at Nevada|
|Sept. 13||Portland State|
|Sept. 27||at Utah|
|Oct. 10||at Stanford|
|Nov. 8||at Oregon State|
|Nov. 22||at Arizona State|
|UW 2014 football schedule|
|Aug. 30||at Hawaii|
|Sept. 6||Eastern Washington|
|Sept. 20||Georgia State|
|Oct. 11||at California|
|Oct. 18||at Oregon|
|Oct. 25||Arizona State|
|Nov. 1||at Colorado|
|Nov. 15||at Arizona|
|Nov. 22||Oregon State|
|Nov. 29||at Washington State|
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