The Bruins will open their season against Sun Belt Conference runner-up Coastal Carolina in the programs’ first meeting.
UCLA will then travel to Snapdragon Stadium for the first time to play San Diego State on Sept. 9, before returning home Sept. 16 to play North Carolina Central, which went 10-2 last season and captured the HBCU national championship.
Pac-12 play begins for the Bruins on Sept. 23, with a challenging game against defending conference champion Utah in Salt Lake City.
The Bruins’ Pac-12 home games are Oct. 7 against Washington State, Oct. 28 against Colorado, Nov. 11 against Arizona State and Nov. 25 vs. California.
UCLA will play its annual crosstown rivalry game against USC on Nov. 18 at the Coliseum. Other road games are Oct. 14 at Oregon State, Oct. 21 at Stanford and Nov. 4 at Arizona.
Each of UCLA’s 12 regular-season games will be played on a Saturday.
The Bruins finished 9-4 in the 2022 season, including a 37-35 loss to Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl.
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2023 UCLA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 2 – COASTAL CAROLINA
Sept. 9 – at San Diego State
Sept. 16 – NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
Sept. 23 – at Utah
Oct. 7 – WASHINGTON STATE
Oct. 14 – at Oregon State
Oct. 21 – at Stanford
Oct. 28 – COLORADO
Nov. 4 – at Arizona
Nov. 11 – ARIZONA STATE
Nov. 18 – at USC
Nov. 25 – CALIFORNIA
Friday, Dec. 1 – Pac-12 Football Championship Game (at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas)