Official 2011 Cougar Football Schedule

THE OFFICIAL 2011 SCHEDULE was announced Friday, and WSU will face newly-added Pac-12 Conference foes Colorado and Utah next season. They Cougs will also meet their traditional Northwest rivals on the gridiron with Oregon, Oregon State and Washington all on the docket. And what's this, a bye before the 11th game of the season? We don't even know who you ARE anymore, Mr. Scheduler.

The Cougars open the 2011 season at home against Idaho State (Sept. 3), the first meeting between the two schools. The following week WSU will host UNLV (Sept. 10), marking the first meeting between the schools since WSU posted a 40-13 victory during the 1991 season.

The Cougars conclude the nonconference schedule at San Diego State (Sept. 17), marking the first of three-consecutive road games. The last time these teams met WSU posted a 45-17 win at Qwest Field in Seattle in 2007.

Following its lone bye week of the season, WSU opens Pac-12 play with a pair of road games, the first coming at Colorado (Oct. 1). WSU last faced the Buffaloes during the 2004 season when the game, a Cougar loss, was played at Qwest Field.

The following week the Cougars face their lone southern California opponent, with a contest at UCLA (Oct. 8).

Consecutive games against Stanford (Oct. 15) and Oregon State (Oct. 22) are the first of four home conference games during the 2011 season.

The other two come against Arizona State (Nov. 12) followed by the home finale against Utah (Nov. 19). The meeting against the Utes will be the first since the 2000 season, a 38-21 Cougars win in Utah.

The three remaining conference road games come at Oregon (Oct. 29) and California (Nov. 5).

The regular season wraps up with Apple Cup at Washington (Nov. 26).

The complete 2011 regular season schedule:
Sept. 3 IDAHO STATE
Sept. 10 UNLV
Sept. 17 at San Diego State
Oct. 1 at Colorado
Oct. 8 at UCLA
Oct. 15 STANFORD
Oct. 22 OREGON STATE
Oct. 29 at Oregon
Nov. 5 at California
Nov. 12 ARIZONA STATE
Nov. 19 UTAH
Nov. 26 at Washington

Home games in bold CAPS


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