Washington to play pair of Friday night games during 2022 season
The Huskies will play a pair of Friday games next season, the program announced on Monday.
Washington’s games on the road against UCLA (Oct. 1) and at home against Oregon State (Nov. 5) have each been pushed up by a day. Washington will now take on the Bruins on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Then on Friday, Nov. 4, the Huskies will host Oregon State at Husky Stadium.
That’ll create a short turnaround time in the beginning of the season for UW, but it’ll set up an extra day of prep for the Huskies before they take on Oregon later in the year.
Washington hosts Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 24, in the final game of a four-game homestand to begin the season. It’ll have a condensed prep week after that game before heading to Westwood to face the Bruins. But, it’ll get an extra day of prep/recovery before heading to Tempe to battle Arizona State.
The game against Oregon State the first weekend of November will see Washington coming off a bye week. It’ll get that extra day back in prep/recovery before taking on its rival to the south, Oregon, on Nov. 12 in Eugene.
When the Pac-12 announced the 2022 league schedule last December, the announcement noted that several games could be moved from Saturday to Friday, in consultation with the Pac-12’s television partners.
In addition to the UW-UCLA and UW-Oregon State games, an October game between Utah and WSU was moved from a Saturday to a Thursday.
Though there was consideration given to moving UW’s game against Arizona, that’ll remain as-scheduled on Oct. 15.
UW is not expected to see more tweaks to its schedule. Kickoff times for the first three weeks of the season and most non-Saturday games are expected to be announced during the summer. Here’s the new UW schedule:
- vs. Kent State (Sept. 3)
- vs. Portland State (Sept. 10)
- vs. Michigan State (Sept. 17)
- vs. Stanford (Sept. 24)
- at UCLA (Friday, Sept. 30)
- at Arizona State (Oct. 8)
- vs. Arizona (Oct. 15)
- at California (Oct. 22)
- vs. Oregon State (Friday, Nov. 4)
- at Oregon (Nov. 12)
- vs. Colorado (Nov. 19)
- at Washington State (Nov. 26)