Pac-12 announces kickoff times, TV designations for opening weekend of league play
The Pac-12 announced kickoff times and TV selections on Monday for Week 4 games, a slate that marks the opening weekend of conference play around the league.
Five of the six games were selected by national TV partners. Arizona-Stanford will be carried on the Pac-12 Network, but everything else will either be on ABC, FOX, or ESPN.
Here’s the schedule:
- No. 18 Colorado at No. 13 Oregon — 12:30 p.m. PT on ABC
- No. 24 UCLA at No. 12 Utah — 12:30 p.m. PT on FOX
- No. 16 Oregon State at No. 23 Washington State — 4 p.m. PT on FOX
- Arizona at Stanford — 4 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network
- No. 5 USC at Arizona State — 7:30 p.m. PT on FOX
- Cal at No. 8 Washington — 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN
The mid-day window is certainly looking like a special one two weeks out.
Colorado-Oregon will be a game to watch. That felt like a natural spot for ESPN’s College GameDay to come to campus, but with the traveling pregame show being at Colorado in Week 3 and an Oregon-USC matchup still on the docket for November, the GameDay crew may wait on Eugene.
Oregon State-Washington State also promises to be an exciting affair. The Cougs and Beavs are the last two standing in the Pac-12, and they have both opened their seasons with impressive (albeit different) 2-0 starts.
UCLA also upset Utah a year ago in Los Angeles, 42-32. That was part of the team’s 6-0 start. Utah will be looking for revenge. Depending on what happens this week with the Utes, that game could also mark the on-field return of quarterback Cameron Rising. ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported over the weekend that game is a target date for Rising’s return.