SATURDAY vs. SAN JOSE STATE, 3:30 p.m.
Tailback Deonce Whitaker and quarterback Marcus Arroyo are back with a Spartan team that put a scare into USC at the Coliseum last season.
SEPT. 8 vs. KANSAS STATE, 3:30 p.m.
The Wildcats enter the season ranked in the Top 20 but must find a replacement at quarterback. This is the first meeting between the teams.
SEPT. 22 at OREGON, TBA
Heisman Trophy candidate Joey Harrington leads the Ducks. Autzen Stadium is small and loud, one of the most hostile environs in the Pacific 10.
SEPT. 29 vs. STANFORD, TBA
The Trojans will be looking for revenge after losing a heartbreaker to the Cardinal on a last-second touchdown pass last season.
OCT. 6 at WASHINGTON, TBA
The Huskies must replace quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo.
OCT. 13 vs. ARIZONA STATE, TBA
The Sun Devils have a new coach, Dirk Koetter, who engineered a turnaround at Boise State.
OCT. 20 at NOTRE DAME, 11:30 a.m.
This game ended Paul Hackett's tenure. Quarterback Matt LoVecchio is a veteran now.
OCT. 27 at ARIZONA, TBA
The Wildcats no longer have exciting Ortege Jenkins at quarterback, so new Coach John Mackovic is hoping for a return to the days of the "Desert Swarm" defense.
NOV. 3 vs. OREGON STATE, 12:30 p.m.
It was a surprise when the Beavers ended their 33-year losing streak to USC last season.
NOV. 10 at CALIFORNIA, TBA
Coach Tom Holmoe's job is on the line.
NOV. 17 vs. UCLA, TBA
Backup kicker David Bell defeated the Bruins at the Rose Bowl last season.