WEEK 9 #PAC12FB SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 28 Time (local) TV
8 Oregon at #13 Utah 1:30 p.m. MT FOX
Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
24 USC at California 1:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth
5 Washington at Stanford 4:00 p.m. PT FS1
Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
Colorado at #23 UCLA 4:30 p.m. PT ABC
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Washington State at Arizona State 5:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy
11 Oregon State at Arizona 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN
Brian Custer, Rod Gilmore, Lauren Sisler
PAC IS STACKED: For the 8th straight week, the Pac-12 has at least 6 teams in the AP Top 25 which is the longest streak in conference history. Dating back to last season, the Pac-12 has had at least 6 teams ranked in 14 of the last 15 polls. The Pac-12 is the only team with 4 teams in the top 13 and their 6 ranked teams is tied for the most in the country this week.
BOWL-A-RAMA: The Pac-12 already has 5 teams that are bowl-eligible, tied for the most of any conference.
Bowl Eligible: Washington, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah
Needs 1 win: UCLA
Needs 2 wins: Arizona, Colorado, Washington State
Needs 3 wins: California
Needs 4 wins: Stanford
BO KNOWS: Oregon QB Bo Nix was selected as 1 of the 16 finalists for this year’s William V. Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award that annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. On top of his 3.62 GPA, Nix is one of the leading contenders for this year’s Heisman Trophy. The last Pac-12 player to win this award was fellow Oregon QB Justin Herbert in 2019.
COMING UP ROSES: The Tournament of Roses announced their inductees for the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2023 this week, led by former Washington OT Lincoln Kennedy. The 1992 unanimous All-American appeared in 3 Rose Bowls, winning 2 (1991 vs. Iowa, 1992 vs. Michigan). Already a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Kennedy will be joined in this class by ESPN/ABC broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit and former Columbia head coach Cliff Montgomery.
TOP DAWGS: For the first time since the 2018 Pac-12 Championship Game, Washington won a game without an offensive touchdown, 15-7 over Arizona State. The Huskies lone trip to the end zone came courtesy of a 89-yard interception return from CB Mishael Powell. For his efforts, Powell was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week along with the national Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week, a first for UW since 2016 when 2 Huskies were honored (Psalm Wooching & Azeem Victor)
VICTOR’S VECTOR: Washington State WR Lincoln Victor racked up 16 receptions for 161 yards Saturday at Oregon. Victor set the school record for receptions in a game (previous was 15 by Vince Mayle in 2014) and tied for the most in FBS this season (Colorado State’s Tory Horton at Colorado).
BACK TO ‘BACKS: A league known for its quarterbacks is also showing off at the running back position. USC’s MarShawn Lloyd and Oregon’s Bucky Irving rank 1-2 nationally in yards per carry this season with Lloyd’s 7.9 edging Irving’s 7.5. The last time a conference has finished a season 1-2 in this statistic was in 2018 when Memphis’ Darrell Henderson and UCF’s Greg McCrae of the AAC led the country. The last Pac-12 back to lead the country in yards per carry was former Arizona State star (and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer) Rachaad White, who had 10.0 ypc in a COVID-shortened 4-game 2020 season.