Television network selections and kickoff times for week six of Pac-12 football have been announced. Time to get your travel plans (or DVR settings) in place! Two of the week’s five games are on Pac-12 Networks. Check our Channel Finder to see if you can get it.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
USC at Utah, 6:00 p.m. PT, ESPN - A rematch of the first-ever Pac-12 football game, which also had one of the wackiest finishes of 2011. USC’s Torin Harris returned a blocked game-tying field goal attempt as time expired… only the touchdown return didn’t count until two hours after the game ended. Both teams will be rearing to go coming off the required bye week before a Thursday game.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Arizona at Stanford, 12:00 p.m. PT, FOX - The Wildcats were riding high the last time they were preparing for a trip to Palo Alto, sporting a 7-1 record and No. 13 ranking, but the Cardinal quickly spoiled Arizona’s mood in a 42-17 rout. A new sheriff has taken over in Tucson since then and the program is back on track, but Arizona is still looking for its first win in the Bay Area since 2006. That’s a game Stanford fans would love to forget, as the Wildcat defense held the Cardinal to 52 yards of total offense.
Washington State at Oregon State, 3:00 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks - At long last, the Beavers are back home. This will be Oregon State’s first game at Reser Stadium since the Sept. 8 opener against Wisconsin. Washington State, on the other hand, will be the road team for the first time in three weeks after hosting Colorado in Pullman and Oregon in Seattle. The Beavers spoiled Washington State’s home game in Seattle last year, knocking off the Cougars 44-21.
UCLA at California, 7:00 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks - The UC rivals do battle for the 83rd time, with UCLA leading the series history 50-31-1. That comes with a caveat, however: The Bruins have lost their last six in Berkeley (you have to go back to the pre-Tedford days to find a Bruin victory in the East Bay). The Golden Bears will have extra motivation to make it seven straight with this being their homecoming game.
Washington at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN - The road just doesn’t get any easier for the Huskies, does it? The tilt with the Ducks comes one week after hosting No. 8 Stanford and one week before welcoming the Trojans to CenturyLink field, not to mention having already visited LSU. Even Cougar fans wouldn’t wish that gauntlet on their in-state rivals (ok, maybe they would). Oregon was the last opponent to play in Husky Stadium before the renovations began and came out with a 34-17 victory.