Arizona opens 2017 football season vs. NAU, plays 3 of final 4 on road

Quarterback Brandon Dawkins will return to Arizona for his junior season in 2017.
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TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona will open its 2017 football season at home on Saturday, Sept. 2, vs. Northern Arizona.

The Wildcats will be on the road for five of their nine Pac-12 games away from home, including three of their final four. Their November schedule features away games at USC (Nov. 4), Oregon (Nov. 18) and Arizona State (Nov. 25), along with a Nov. 11 home game vs. Oregon State.

Arizona’s Pac-12 home games are against Utah, UCLA, Washington State and Oregon State. It is not scheduled to play conference rivals Stanford and Washington in the 2017 or 2018 seasons.

Arizona’s bye week come in late September — following three non-conference games and their Pac-12 opener on Friday, Sept. 22, vs. Utah.

The other non-conference games on Arizona’s schedule are a home game vs. Houston and a road trip to UTEP.

Game times and television selections are still to be determined.

2017 Arizona football schedule

Sept. 2 — NAU

Sept. 9 — Houston

Sept. 16 — at UTEP

Sept. 22 (Fri.) — Utah

Sept. 30 — Bye Week

Oct. 7 — at Colorado

Oct. 14 — UCLA (Family Weekend)

Oct. 21 — at California

Oct. 28 — Washington State (Homecoming)

Nov. 4 — at USC

Nov. 11 — Oregon State

Nov. 18 — at Oregon

Nov. 25 — at Arizona State