UPCOMING #PAC12FB SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 31 Time (local) TV
Florida at #14 Utah 6:00 p.m. MT ESPN
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Southern Utah at Arizona State 7:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy
Friday, September 1
Stanford at Hawai’i 8:00 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Dave Ryan, Robert Turbin
Saturday, September 2
Colorado at #17 TCU 10:00 a.m. MT FOX
Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
Portland State vs. #15 Oregon 12:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy
Boise State at #10 Washington 12:30 p.m. PT ABC
Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III, Kris Budden
California at North Texas 1:00 p.m. PT ESPNU
Courtney Lyle, Huston Mason
Nevada at #6 USC 3:30 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth
Washington State at Colorado State 4:00 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Carter Blackburn, Randy Cross, Brandon Baylor
Northern Arizona at Arizona 7:00 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
JB Long, Max Browne
Coastal Carolina at UCLA 7:30 p.m. PT ESPN
Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton
Sunday, September 3
18 Oregon State at San Jose State 12:30 p.m. PT CBS
Chris Lewis, Ross Tucker, Justin Walters
BRANCH-ING OUT: USC was the lone Pac-12 school to play in Week Zero with Zachariah Branch having a break out performance against San Jose State. The true freshman from Las Vegas put up 232 all-purpose yards including a 96-yard kickoff return for a score to become the first Trojan since Adoree’ Jackson in 2016 to have a kickoff return and receiving touchdown in the same game. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams threw four passing touchdowns in the win, his sixth time in 15 games with USC he’s thrown four or more scores and the 10th time he’s had four or more total touchdowns in a game with the Trojans.
UNDER CENTER: Williams is one of six Pac-12 quarterbacks returning after for throwing for over 3,000 yards last season: Washington’s Michael Penix, Jr., Oregon’s Bo six, Arizona’s Jayden de Laura, Utah’s Cameron Rising and Washington State’s Cameron Ward. The other six schools will all have new starting quarterbacks for the 2023 season.
- Arizona State: Jaden Rashada, the #44 overall recruit and #6 QB recruit in the Class of 2023 according to 247Sports, will become just the second true freshman to start a season opener for the Sun Devils, joining Jayden Daniels in 2019.
- California: Sam Jackson V comes to Berkeley after two seasons as a back-up for TCU. A 4-star recruit (247Sports Composite) out of high school despite having his senior season postponed by COVID, Jackson has completed all six of his career passes and ran for a score last year at Colorado.
- Colorado: Shedeur Sanders follows his father, head coach Deion Sanders, to Boulder after going 23-3 as a starter at Jackson State. In 2 seasons, Sanders threw for nearly 7,000 yards with 70 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions.
- Oregon State: After starting 28 games (22-6) at Clemson over 3 seasons, DJ Uiagalelei takes over the reigns in Corvallis. The former 5-star recruit ranks in the Top 10 in Clemson history in career attempts, completions, pass TD, rush TD by QB and passing yards.
- Stanford: New head coach Troy Taylor won’t announce which of three candidates will be starting in their Friday opener at Hawai’i. Junior Ari Patu started one game for the Cardinal in 2021 while sophomore Ashton Daniels came off the bench in 10 games last year. Justin Lamson transferred from Syracuse after missing all of last season due to injury.
- UCLA: Ethan Garbers, who started one game in 2021, gets the nod for their first game but head coach Chip Kelly said that both 5-star true freshman Dante Moore and Kent State transfer Collin Schlee will also play. Since 2018, Dorian Thompson-Robinson had started 48 of the last 56 games.