California and Colorado, both members of the Pac-12, will face off in a non-conference football game this weekend. The Colorado Buffaloes are playing their inaugural season in the expanded conference.
The game between the two Pac-12 schools is considered a non-conference game because they signed a home-and-home agreement back in 2004. The first game of the series was at California last season (a 52-7 win for the Golden Bears) with the second game scheduled for 2011.
Colorado left the Big 12 and began play as a member of the Pac-12 last week at Hawaii. Since both Cal and Colorado had previously scheduled the game, neither wanted to seek out a new non-conference opponent. So it was agreed that the game would be played as scheduled, only it wouldn’t count in the Pac-12 standings.
The game will be played at Folsom Field in Boulder on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by FCS and CSNCA.
California is 1-0 after a 36-21 win over Fresno State at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Buffaloes are 0-1 after a 34-17 loss at Hawaii.