UCLA announces 2012 football schedule

The Jim L. Mora era at UCLA will open Sept. 1 at Rice and features home games against Nebraska and Houston in nonconference games, the school announced Wednesday, but the big news is that the USC game on Nov. 17 will not be the season-ending game for the first time since 2002.

UCLA will play Stanford in its regular-season finale Nov. 24.

The Bruins also do not have any Thursday or Friday games next season and also catch a break again by not having to play Oregon or Washington.

All games will be broadcast live nationally by the Pac-12 television partners of FOX, ESPN and the new Pac-12 Conference Network. Exact broadcast schedules and game times are still to be determined.

The complete schedule:

Sept. 1at Rice

Sept. 8Nebraska

Sept. 15Houston

Sept. 22Oregon State

Sept. 29at Colorado

Oct. 6at California

Oct. 13Utah

Oct. 20BYE

Oct. 27at Arizona State

Nov. 3Arizona

Nov. 10at Washington State

Nov. 17USC

Nov. 24Stanford

Nov. 30Pac-12 Championship