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Pac-12 schedules title game, readies stand-ins

The Pac-12 announced next weekend’s season-ending football schedule on Sunday — and it includes a 2020 twist.

No. 15 Southern California (5-0) and Washington (3-1) are slated to meet Friday night in the conference championship game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. But since the Huskies couldn’t play their scheduled game against Oregon this weekend because of COVID-19 positives and protocols, the conference is making sure the title game will be played even if the Huskies — or the Trojans, for that matter — don’t have enough players due to the virus.

Just in case, the conference scheduled Pac-12 North runner-up Oregon (3-2) to face Pac-12 South runner-up No. 21 Colorado (4-1) on Saturday at the Coliseum, meaning both teams will be in Los Angeles — just in case either is needed to step up for the title game.

Neither Colorado nor Oregon played their respective division champions as scheduled because of cancellations related to the virus.

The remainder of the weekend schedule pits Washington State at Utah, Stanford at UCLA and Arizona State at Oregon State on Saturday. The league didn’t immediately announce a game time for Arizona at California.

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