Stanford’s 2023 football schedule dropped on Wednesday, and it features a challenging opening for first-year head coach Troy Taylor.

The Cardinal begin the campaign in Hawaii on Friday, Sept. 1, to take on the Rainbow Warriors. Immediately after the Hawaii game, Taylor and the Cardinal travel to Los Angeles to battle Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans.

They return home on Sept. 16 to face Sacramento State. The game will pit Taylor against his former team. The non-conference slate wraps with Notre Dame at home on the final weekend of the regular season (Nov. 25).

Pac-12 play opens with four home games in five tries. Arizona comes to Stanford Stadium on Sept. 23 for what will be just the second meeting since 2016. Stanford has won six straight in the series.

Stanford plays host to Oregon on Sept. 30. Then it goes on its bye week before traveling to Boulder to battle Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, Oct. 13.

The Cardinal will host a total of seven Saturday games inside Stanford Stadium for the first time since 2015, highlighted by back-to-back rivalry matchups against California (126th Big Game) and Notre Dame to end the regular season. Stanford’s Oct. 21 home game vs. UCLA will serve as this season’s Reunion Homecoming game.

It faces Washington on Oct. 28, then heads to the Pacific Northwest in back-to-back weeks to take on Washington State (Nov. 4) and Oregon State (Nov. 11). The trip to Corvallis will mark the fourth time in five years Stanford has faced Oregon State in the Beavers’ house.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • Sept. 1 (Fri.): at Hawaii
  • Sept. 9: at USC
  • Sept. 16: vs. Sacramento State
  • Sept. 23: vs. Arizona
  • Sept. 30: vs. Oregon
  • Oct. 7: BYE
  • Oct. 13 (Fri.): at Colorado
  • Oct. 21: vs. UCLA
  • Oct. 28: vs. Washington
  • Nov. 4: at Washington State
  • Nov. 11: at Oregon State
  • Nov. 18: vs. Cal
  • Nov. 25: vs. Notre Dame