BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A tough game track underscores the Colorado Buffaloes’ football schedule in 2021.

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The Buffs open on Friday September 3rd against Ed McCaffrey and the Northern Colorado Bears. Karl Dorrell’s team faces a 4-game fight after the start. The Buffs will play against SEC Power Texas A&M on the 20th anniversary of September 11th at Empower Field at Mile High. You will end the non-conference game with Minnesota on September 18th.

Jarek Broussard # 23 of the Colorado Buffaloes carries the ball against Quentin Lake # 37 of the UCLA Bruins for a first quarter touchdown at Folsom Field on November 7, 2020 in Boulder.

Jarek Broussard # 23 of the Colorado Buffaloes carries the ball against Quentin Lake # 37 of the UCLA Bruins for a first quarter touchdown at Folsom Field on November 7, 2020 in Boulder. (Photo by Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

The conference schedule begins with the two toughest teams in the PAC-12 South Division. CU opens in the state of Arizona on September 25th and then returns home hoping to score their first win over Southern Cal on October 2nd.

After a goodbye on October 9, CU will host Arizona on October 16, then travel to California on October 23, and visit Oregon on October 30.

The month of November features 4 games, starting with a home game against Oregon State on November 6th. On November 13th, CU visits Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins. They will return home to host Washington on November 20 and end the regular season on Friday, November 26 in Utah.

The schedule includes 7 games in the state of Colorado for the 9th time in 10 seasons.

The university is planning scenarios to have fans back at Folsom Field in the fall, but that will be dependent on the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines.