Football schedule released

For the first time in four seasons, the UCLA Bruins will open the 2013 football season at home, and they get a bye in Week 2, but things won't get much easier for them after that.

UCLA will open the season against Nevada Aug. 31 at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins opened at Rice last season, at Houston the year before and at Kansas State in 2010. After a Bye on Sept. 7, the Bruins will play at Nebraska before rounding out non-conference play against New Mexico State Sept. 21 at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA will then begin defense of its Pac-12 South Division title with a Thursday game at Utah on Oct. 3. The schedule includes a brutal stretch in which UCLA plays at Stanford and at Oregon in back-to-back weeks Oct. 19 and 26 then at Arizona two weeks later followed by a Friday home game against Washington on Nov. 15. The crosstown rivalry game against USC has returned to its traditional spot as the regular-season finale on Nov. 30.

The complete schedule:

Aug. 31 Nevada

Sept. 7 Bye

Sept. 14 at Nebraska

Sept. 21 New Mexico State

Sept. 28 Bye

Oct. 3 at Utah (Thursday)

Oct. 12 California

Oct. 19 at Stanford

Oct. 26 at Oregon

Nov. 2 Colorado

Nov. 9 at Arizona

Nov. 15 Washington (Friday)

Nov. 23 Arizona State

Nov. 30 at USC