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Pac-12 Football Schedule: 2013 Middle Of The Pack Non-Conference Games

There are a handful of non-conference games on the 2013 schedule that you don't want to miss.

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24. Arizona at UNLV 9/7

Shameful that this is the Wildcats' toughest game out of conference, but you never know, maybe the Rebels can make this one a game at home.

23. Hawaii at Oregon State 9/7

The Warriors are far from what they used to be, but still a solid non-BCS matchup for teams and, as mentioned earlier, the Beavers sometimes have a tendency to underachieve early in the season.

22. Nevada at UCLA 8/31

The Bruins should be very good in 2013, but Nevada can frequently be a competitive team out of conference and snuck up and beat Cal on the road in their opener last season so watch out.

21. Fresno State at Colorado 9/14

The Bulldogs embarrassed the Buffs in a way that no Mountain West team ever should a Pac-12 team. This one will be a major game for pride for McIntyre and his team to show that they are on their way back.

20. USC at Hawaii 8/29

Another good game for the opening night of college football in 2013. Logic would suggest that the Trojans roll here, but it is on the road and Trojans defense has the potential to give up a lot of points.

19. Colorado State vs. Colorado (Denver) 9/1

The Mike McIntyre era at Colorado opens up with a rivalry game against a program that is very similarly matched with them right. A Sunday treat on the opening weekend of college football.

18. Utah State at USC 9/21

A very intriguing game for the Trojans against an intriguing Utah State program that isn't afraid to go play against the big boys of college football as they nearly won at Auburn two years ago.

17. Boston College at USC 9/14

Another horrible BCS program, but USC has plenty of their own problems and the Eagles could make this a game if the Trojans don't show up, which is always very possible under Kiffin.

16. Oregon at Virginia 9/7

Sure, the Cavaliers are one of the worst BCS programs in football, but it is in Charlottesville and this will be Mark Helfrich's first real game as head coach.

15. Washington State at Auburn 8/31

This could also be a sleeper. Yes, the Cougars have struggled to beat anyone for more than half a decade now, but Auburn was terrible in 2012 and they will not be used to seeing wide open passing offenses like the one that the Cougars have.

14. Oregon State at San Diego State 9/21

This could be an underrated game. The Aztecs are one of the best non-BCS programs in the country right now, it is in San Diego and the Beavers frequently struggle in September under Mike Riley.

13. Utah State at Utah 8/29

An underrated rivalry in which both programs seem to be headed in the opposite direction - the Aggies hope to keep shoving the Utes into the mud and Utes hope to put an end to the Aggies' momentum. A great game for the opening night of college football in 2013.