Pac-12 announces kickoff times and TV designations for Week 7
One of the biggest games of the college football season takes place in the Pac-12 in Week 7, and it gets the primetime treatment from one of the league’s network partners.
No. 6 USC’s trip to Salt Lake City to battle No. 11 Utah has been selected for a 5 p.m. PT kickoff on FOX on Oct. 15, the league announced on Monday. The clash between the unbeaten Trojans and one-loss Utes will surely have Pac-12 title game implications but could also loom large over the College Football Playoff.
With USC sitting near the top four in the polls for a second consecutive week, a major road win over the Utes could be a significant point in favor of a CFP case. Likewise for Utah, the only loss on the résumé is to an SEC squad on the road. The Utes are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the polls and could re-establish themselves as the main CFP threat out of the Pac-12 with a win.
The rest of the league’s Week 6 games were also announced. No teams will appear on the ESPN family of networks. Stanford will play Notre Dame in South Bend at 4:30 p.m. PT on NBC. The rest of the league’s matchups will take place on the Pac-12 Network.
The game between Cal (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) and Colorado (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12) gets the early window, with kickoff on the league network set for 11 a.m. PT. Both teams will be on a bye during Week 6, and Colorado will be playing its first game since firing coach Karl Dorrell.
Arizona (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) will travel to Seattle to face No. 21 Washington (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) at 2:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network. The Wildcats host Oregon this week while the Huskies play Arizona State on the road.
Washington State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) will head to Corvallis to face Oregon State (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) in the nightcap on the league’s network. Kickoff in the game is set for 6 p.m. PT.
Oregon, UCLA, and Arizona State will be on their bye weeks in Week 7.
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) October 3, 2022